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01-18-2013, 11:39 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Tue 15 Jan 2013.
I had good sleep last night. The morning was cold and it made the water in the pond around the chalet look like a hot spring. It was a beautiful sight.
We had an early breakfast and by 830 we were ready to move. As soon as we started off, Ivan realized that he had a puncture. Cliff as usual was quick to respond. He had been a boon to us for this trip.
With the repair done we moved off and stopped at a nearby petrol station for gas. That's when Ivan realized that his air was still leaking. We found another metal piece and got the puncture rectified.
Stopped for lunch at about 1145 and continued with our journey.
A truck that was coming fast from the opposite direction, on seeing the escort car"s red blinker swerved off the road to give us way. But he was moving too fast and the roadside curb was too bumpy and I saw him lose , control of the truck. I heard a loud bang and by then I had already passed it. Just prayed that all on that truck were ok.
We stopped outside Yangon city as bikes were not allowed inside. The plan was to transport the bikes to our next destination, Bago and we, after an overnight stay at Yangon, will proceed to Bago by van. But the lorry that was waiting for us had a high platform and they wanted to push the bikes up via a plank. It looked too dangerous an operation. So the guy from the hotel and tourism ministry talked to the police and got them to allow us to park our bikes at the nearby police station.
From there we got a van that brought us to the Myanmar Life Hotel near the Yangon international airport. Yangon city did not look like what I had expected. It was a bustling place with the area near the airport really well done up. our hotel was on the outskirts of the city.
We arrived at the hotel at 430 pm and were supposed to go out for dinner at 530. However, there was no water in the room and when I peeped out the door I caught a glimpse of Chris at the lobby wearing only his bath towel and asking "where is the water?"
At 530 we were off for dinner. We had our dinner at Chinatown in Yangon. The food was great. After dinner we walked around the china town area looking at the various food beong sold there.
Around china town in Yangon.
It was back to hotel after that and I was feeling rather tired. Time for me to sleep.
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