Day 5: Kyaikkami to MawlamyineFebruary 24 2012
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The map is incomplete since the road to Kyaikkami has a break in it. That's why I have 4 pins on the map
Start: 8:45am Kyaikkami
Arrival: 1:30pm Mawlamyine
Travel Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Distance Traveled: (Zach) 110.9 km, 68.8miles
Total Distance Traveled: (David) 108.5km, 67.3miles
David's Efficiency: 57.2km per liter, 134.5 mpg
Zach's Efficiency: 50.3km per liter, 118 mpg
We also went south of town for a kilometer or so and saw a stretch of the original track with an old train on it.
We rode up the bumpy highway until we came to Mudon, a small town about half way to Mawlamyine. We stopped to get gas and have some breakfast/lunch. We didn't quite fill up because the gas station attendants didn't want us to completely fill our tanks for some reason. I don't know exactly why but I think they want to keep the payment simple so they don't have to give change. Our total was 2000 kyat each for 2.25 liters, half an imperial gallon. We stopped at an empty restaurant that looked clean on the outside for a bite to eat. I asked for a few items I know how to say in Burmese but they didn't seem to have anything I asked for. Eventually I understood that they had fried noodles so we both ordered that. The noodles were very good and very oily, like all Burmese cuisine.
|Waterfront in Mawlamyine|
|Sunset in Mawlamyine|
Dad also had trouble going online at the hotel. This is just one of the inconveniences of living in Myanmar but things seem to be getting better.
|BBQ-Man (his wife didn't want to be in the photo)|
We ate some BBQ chicken and goat on the promenade that runs along the shoreline. It was simple but very good.
The hotel let us park the bikes in their garage overnight so we don't need to worry about them. On this trip I have realized that every time i sleep on a cheap foam mattress i sleep very well. This place has cheap foam mattresses so I am happy that I should get a good sleep before our trip back up to Bago tomorrow