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We even had the opportunity for Vicki to do her fingernails before we went to a vineyard. In Myanmar, the vineyards were brought from Spin and France and are producing a wide range of wine such as Shiraz, Syrah and Cabinet Sauvigon. There is a special taste in the wine, but it was actually quite good.
Since then we will use three Indochina Ulysses Tours to make our travel easier. Our last official activities were a stroll in Yangon city centre with our leader Chaw and a girl called Pumpo. Thirty o'clock plane this mornin'.
Required to be at the aiport 3 hrs earlier (so they said) plus 45 minutes ride to the aiport so don't await much rest today. We were delayed on our first plane to Bangkok, but we made up most of the flying in. A 90 minutes stay in Bangkok and then connection to Yangon.
It was around 9am in the morning and although the international terminal is not far from the city, it took us about an hours to reach our hotels.... The Council debated Myanmar's difficulties with internally expelled people, not only in the Bangladesh area but also on the Chinese³frontier.
We have also learnt that Myanmar's tourist industry has been affected by the Rohingya..... So we got off the shuttles and spend about an hours strolling through a labyrinth of stores selling all kinds of jewellery, fabrics and sandals you would ever need. Then we crossed the road into a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned mall.......
Monday mornings we started our trip with 3 flights: Cross the city to Detroit and Seoul to Yangon, Myanmar. I was very pleased with the services, the meal (3 meals) and the additional room it offered us, especially on a 14-hour plane to sea.
We' ll arrive in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma) on Tuesday evening. We then have a few working day to adapt to the difference in times (11.5 hours) and climates (peaks around 100 next week) before joining a Road Scholar (RS) group for the next few months.
Exotic Myanmar" is the name of the tour: Mingaler bar (hello) from Myanmar! First two towns we went to were Yangon and Bagan. Mr President, we cannot be in Myanmar without speaking out about the insurrection that has taken place against this nation because of the "ethnic cleansing" in the Rakhine state of the Rohingya tribe last autumn.
The locals are actually very soft and authentic. 2 December 2016 - Drive on from Myanmar..... Wednesday we had our last trip back to Yangon. A further brief (but late...... Once again) plane and we were back in Yangon and at the motel we had seen each other 11 workdays before.
So the group decides to have our last dinner in a sidewalk cafeteria on 19 st - a road that is quite well known for its Yangon cuisine, so everyone went their own way and.....