Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
In the morning I grabbed another horse cart and headed to Schwe-zi-gon pagoda walkway to take some arty shots of the pagoda. Horse cart (5000 Kyat/$5). Got way laid by lacquerware sellers and escaped 3 pots and $3 poorer. My horse cart driver offered to take us to the airport but my thighs, bottom and internal organs suggested otherwise. Quick 40 minute flight to Yangon and a filthy cab ride to the Governor’s Residence, an Orient Express hotel, that felt like (and was luxury). A 1920’s colonial mansion were we sat in the garden surrounded by illuminated giant fans enjoying a peg of gin or two and a Gazpacho.