Saturday, 17 January 2015
Memories of Mandalay cruise....
That evening, Viking gave us a welcome dinner at a open deck restaurant along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. We used boats to go between the Shangri-La and the restaurant, and then back to the hotel for the rest of the evening.
There were six people to a table, and they brought out platters from which everyone helped themselves. The menu included soup, three appetizers, lots of mains and dessert. The meal was various Chinese/Thai dishes, which were very good.
The next day, after enjoying Shangri-La’s breakfast buffet, we went as a group to the Bangkok airport for a flight to Mandalay in Myanmar, lasting just about two hours. As soon as we arrived in Mandalay, before boarding our ship, we went to the Maha Muni Pagoda.
The weather deserves a comment - it is hot and very humid. The temperature is about the same as Florida, but the humidity is higher. Being from Florida, even I noticed the high humidity - it wears a person out.
We have to drink a lot of water, which is complementary in hotel rooms and during tours and excursions. Wherever we went, they were passing out complementary water bottles.
Photos belong to Phil Bianco.