burma troubles continue
Shocking that this is happening in Burma and is seemingly out of the control or the political reach of the country’s leaders. I tried to go to this region when I was there as it’s where the stunning ancient capital of Mrauk U is, but they wouldn’t let me enter as they closed the area to foreigners two days before I arrived. Evident why now.
So long to Myanmar and a big, fat jay-zu-be to its wonderful, friendly people. It’s been an unforgettable few weeks.
Returning to Yangon for the last time on a remarkably pleasant 16-hour sleeper train from Mandalay.
A short motorbike ride outside of Mandalay is the submerged ancient capital, Amarapura. All that survives today is this bridge, which at 1300 yards is the world’s longest teak footbridge. So all those teak bridges you’ve been walking over thinking they’re the longest can do one.