Day 4 Myanmar (24 Dec)
We got up incredibly early to catch our plane to Mandalay. It just happened to be the FIRST PROPELLER PLANE that I have EVER been up in! Just before we got on the plane, Dad told me that sometimes the propellers whizz off the wings! I wasn’t that worried though, because it looked like quite a new plane. And Dad often tells MASSIVE LIES.
We arrived at our hotel quite early, while they were still serving breakfast. Which was good, because we were ready for lunch. And our room wasn’t quite ready.
After brunch, we had a rest and a sleep because we had woken up at five o’clock. For our afternoon wanderings, a very friendly taxi driver took us to Shwe In Bin, a monastery constructed entirely out of teak wood. We then went to visit the longest teak bridge in the world! It is very long (1.2 km) and is called the U Bein bridge. We walked halfway and then got a boat back to the “beach”.
In celebration of CHRISTMAS EVE, we had a “Happy Merry Christmas” party at our hotel. They had all sorts of food including pasta, stir fry, rice, prawns on toast, turkey, ham, pork, duck and profiteroles, strawberry tarts and fruit. There was only one thing missing: Brussel Sprouts!
Entertainment was provided by Myanmar’s very own Madonna: Phuy Phuy Kyaw Thein.
Only 46 seats!