What a week!
October break is only a short holiday and normally I can’t be bothered organising anything for such a brief period of time. Luckily, I know Madrid. She’s a wonderful organiser and problem solver and was in top form in the lead up to this holiday. She had a lot of great ideas of places to go and things to see and I was happy to agree to everything she planned as long as it meant I didn’t have to do anything in preparation for the trip.
We worked in perfect harmony together. Or in actual fact, Madrid worked and I went along with it.
So here are my top ten moments, in no particular order, from Myanmar (with a bit of Bangkok thrown in).
#1 Brunch at the Sheraton in Bangkok
Delicious although I did have a funny tummy from some suspect guava juice I drank at the market earlier in the day. The facilities at the Sheraton however, were a pleasure to use and abuse. Three visits and four courses later, I was ready to spend the afternoon having a manicure and a massage.
#2 Finding out we were going to Bagan.
I thought we were going to InLe Lake. This turned out to be incorrect. This is also the point when I realised that if I ever got separated from Madrid, I was going to be in real trouble as I had no idea of our flights, hotels or basically any of the plans whatsoever.
#3 Fruit Loops for breakfast
My all time favourite breakie and Kim let me buy a box from the supermarket. I hope Alex enjoyed the left overs!
#4 Myanmar fashion
I got a bit carried away with ‘longhi’ purchasing. I bought four in the end and they are all beautiful. I’ve worn them all to work already!
#5 Burmese food is not my favourite
We tried a number of items at a number of places but I still have nothing nice to say about the local Myanmar cuisine. Our best meal was at a Thai restaurant. Our second best meal was a shared box of sesame and peanut brittle.
#6 Getting a bit too comfortable
On about day 3, I realised Madrid and I had swapped toothbrushes without noticing. We didn’t speak of this again but continued to use each other’s brushes in total denial. I threw ‘mine’ out the moment I got home.
#7 Getting Madrid on a scooter
Turns out, she’s a natural!
#8 Massages and manicures
My disco toes were a hit and the shellac on my finger nails stayed on for a month! The massages were mostly awkward for me but I liked the foot ones.
#9 Sightseeing in Yangon and Bagan
What a cool country. I can’t wait to go back!
#10 Getting home and still having a whole day of hols left.