Myanmar: Mandalay

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Almost there … to Mandalay that is! Mandalay was the last of the Royal Capitals of old Burma/Myanmar. Our boat slowly made it’s way there, but first we reached the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers, where in the very early morning mist we had to stop and wait… The river was very shallow and wide and full of sand banks. The morning mist made it extremely difficult to see and hence navigate, so we moored next to a bank and listened to early morning singing and rituals of a nearby village; a village that we couldn’t see until the sun rose and burnt off the mist!  It was rather special… Continue reading “Myanmar: Mandalay”