KONG - MELBOURNE - TASMANIA -
BANGKOK - MYANMAR
After Tasmania we decided to avoid the 24 hour direct trip to Tel Aviv,
and make a stopover visit in Myanmar (formerly Burma). We overnighted
in Bangkok on the way to Myanmar, and had ashort visit on the way
Bangkok has two
airports and we arrived at the one and our hotel was at the other. We
drove along a raised toll road, but the driver didn’t know how to
four different parallel roads, a railway line and a canal to our hotel.
after 30 minutes, having driven past our hotel in both directions 4
times, by which time we were very tired and frustrated, did
into the correct lane and deliver us at our destination. The next
no need for a taxi, we went up the escalator from the hotel lobby,
walked for 3 minutes on an air-conditioned bridge over the traffic
below and arrived at the departure lounge
airport, ready for our flight to Myanmar.
On our return
to Bangkok after our Myanmar visit we
already knew to take the 3 minute walk to our conveniently
late night with a delicious seafood meal and a walk around the night
woke up too late to visit the floating market. Instead we decided to go
Chinatown and shop. We went by sky train and subway and were impressed
ease of use, efficiency and cleanliness. China town was closed because
of the New Year so we walked around and visited yet another Buddha, the
where the Golden Buddha is situated. It was built 700 years ago from
weighs 5 tons; its value is estimated at over 45 million US dollars!
conquerors the local people covered it in plaster and it was evidently
forgotten or thought lost. Only in 1955, when it was
its present site, did the plaster break revealing the shining
Back at the hotel we packed and repacked 10 times
and then finally made our way to
the airport for our flight to Israel. Our holiday was over!
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