|The friendly hotel security guard|
The gentle curves, the wild, scenic hills and just inhabited enough that you don't have to worry about finding gasoline or a cold drink. And at 65km, it was one of the shortest legs of the journey as well.
My destination was Pyin Oo Lwin, a place as beautiful as it hard to pronounce (pi-YIN OO L'win). It's also know as Maymyo, which is much easier to say. This was yet another former capital of Burma, sort of. It's at elevation, a bit over 1000 meters (3500 ft), so the climate is cooler than the valley of Mandalay or sweltering coastal Yangon.
|The British were big fans of erecting clock towers. They're all|
still here. Only half of them work.
Nowadays, Pwin Oo Lwin is a popular tourist destination for both locals and foreigners alike. There's plenty of things to see and do up in Maymyo. There's a famous botanical gardens, which I missed because I ended up at the Landmark Gardens.
I've seen these types of parks in Thailand, Indonesia and now here in Myanmar. It's like a mini-Myanmar with smaller scale reproductions of the famous landmarks around the country. It just so happens that as I've now traveled extensively here, I've seen most of the original landmarks being reproduced at this park. I wasn't impressed.
About 15 miles west of town, there's a waterfall worth visiting. The road down to the falls was pretty tough. It was one of the only times on the trip that I wished I had carried through with my original plan of replacing my little Kenbo 125 with something better.
Enjoy the video.