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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Memories of Mandalay cruise....

Our visit to the village of Kannee was the first time white-skinned people had ever stopped here.  These people were fascinated by us, and had trouble figuring out why we were so light-skinned.  They were very curious about us, and also very friendly.

Although they do not have the high standard of living and material possessions that we do, they seem very happy and contented.

For lunch, the soup was oriental chicken.  Mains were a  fish fillet sweet and sour with jasmine rice; a club sandwich; and spaghetti arrabiata.  The dessert was Burmese carrot pudding.

The pattern of frequent pagodas appearing, even in the middle of nowhere, continued as we cruised to our final stop on the cruise, Pyay.

For dinner, appetizers were a green salad with bean sprouts and cashew nuts or Thai style spicy grilled beef salad. The soup was tomato ginger soup topped with roasted peanuts.  Mains were a whole roasted beef loin with sautéed spinach and jack potato in red wine sauce (my choice); and fillet of butter fish with lemon grass fresh vegetables on jasmine rice; and Burmese vegetable curry with jasmine rice; and I had red wine. The dessert was chocolate nut brownie with ice cream and vanilla mouse.  It was one of the best dinners on the cruise.

Photos belong to Phil Bianco.

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