Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mount Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar

We're on our way to Mount Kyaiktiyo to see the Golden Rock.

There is no such thing as a 'full' bus.  One more can always squeeze on!

Our hotel complex is beautiful, the kind of place you want to stay at for a while, but being the athlete I am - ha! decided to walk up to the Golden Rock, rather than take the 45 minute taxi.  The path is mostly up with many steps and shops along the way.  It's hard to imagine living on the mountain with no electricity although some places have generators.  Most supply drinks and food - lots of  toy guns too!  The people also live in their shop.

Straight ahead is the shop and to the right is the home-

The path-

The valley views are beautiful-

The route is 7 miles long and it took 3 hours.  Unfortunately when we got there in the dark at 6:10, the last taxi back to the village had left.  So, we had no choice but to get a hotel room and stay overnight.

I am hot, dripping sweat and exhausted in front of, at least, a photo of the rock!

Looking forward to seeing the rock at sunrise tomorrow!

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