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Chatrium hotel,Yangon

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drron

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This is a much better value hotel than the Governor's Residence and much more our style.I booked an Executive floor king room with lake and pagoda view.Cost $250-a third the price of the Governor's.A little further from the airport.So a taxi about 1000k more.The only problem was we got a double room-
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A good size bath and separate shower-
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The views-
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Small TV but more channels and no problems with reception.
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We were in time for high tea.No alcohol but a great spread with cakes,fresh fruit,Vietnamese rice paper rolls,sandwiches,spring rolls and mini quiches.
Then happy hour 1730-1930.An Argentinian chardy and cab sav both easy drinking.But again a great spread which you could easily make dinner-
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So chicken wings,tempura prawns,fries,satays,salads etc.When the satays ran out they were replaced by mini crab cakes.
But saving the best until last-a great view of sunset!
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Nice one. I considered that place, but it seemed a bit far away walk-wise from the main sights (but of course you had already done sights in previous hotel).

Are you tempted by a swim to Ang Sun Suu Kyi's place, which is directly south of your hotel, on the other side of the lake? (Reference to the idiot who swum there a number of years ago when she was under house arrest, causing her to break house arrest!!)
 

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Very close to the Aung Sun museum and we walked back from Shwedagon Pagoda today.
I forgot to mention that at 1100 they have a free shuttle to Scott's market via the pagoda so that is what we took this morning.Tomorrow I will get it to the markets and then walk the old town.If feeling up to it I will walk around the lake after that.
No way I would swim-the water doesn't look particularly clean.
 

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Hasten to add I was commenting from my fitness perspective, not yours, re distance to walk :D (and it was bloody hot).

What did you think of Scott's Market? I was rather disappointed. Lots of same-same, I thought, especially too-expensive jewellery.

You'll pass the Shangri-La on your way from the market to the town.
 

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Hasten to add I was commenting from my fitness perspective, not yours, re distance to walk :D (and it was bloody hot).

What did you think of Scott's Market? I was rather disappointed. Lots of same-same, I thought, especially too-expensive jewellery.

You'll pass the Shangri-La on your way from the market to the town.
Not really a shopping destination, Myanmar. My wife was keen for me to buy a pigeon blood Ruby for her until I enlightened her as to how much they cost (and even then not be 100% confident they are real).
 

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I agree the Scott's market is a real disappointment.
With mrsdrron's ruby ring we went with our guide in Bagan.His grandparents owned ruby mines and they still live in Bagan.This was the recommended jeweller and it was a fixed price though everyone basically got 10% off with a little extra for cash.
 
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Rubies,sapphire,silverware,gold leaf,silk and lacquerware.
Who said it was bad for shopping?
Visa has been stopped.Email from bank giving number to ring reverse charges-trouble is so far no one knows what that means.
I say it means I have to call the International operator-what is their number?Just a blank look in reply.
MasterCard still Ok.
 
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