After Bhamo, Myitkyina (the state’s good-sized capital city) was less than charming. After the Friendship Hotel, the YMCA we stayed at, although staffed by very friendly women, was just plain grungy. It was a transit stop for us (more on that later) and we only spent about 24 hours there. We did manage to have some fun though.
– Listening to live amateur singing as we ate dinner outdoors (on the menu but not what I ordered: sliced pig’s colon salad.)
– Visiting a pagoda that was special for the hundreds of Buddhas (more or less) facing the rising sun and getting a personal, guided tour from our cab driver and a couple of other Burmese guys that just tagged along.
– The market in Myitkyina was larger and even more incredible than the one in Bhamo. SO interesting to see!
Buddhas welcoming the sun
Spools of thread at a tailor’s stall at the market (Smoo, I got a small present for Martin here. 🙂 )
Incredible greens for sale
Cuts of meat. Notice the high tech refrigeration… 😉