Around the World 1977 - Burma

Dining on the river boat

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The restaurant on the ferry had a wide variety of food available. The European guy is the one who snagged the cabin. I'm sure he slept better than I did on my 5 Kyat woven mat.

The first night a friend and I went ashore (counter to instructions) to try to find a hotel. There were plenty, but they wouldn't rent us a room. Not allowed. Then we went to a bar to buy a bottle of the famous Burma Rum. Not allowed. But we could drink there. Finally we arranged to buy the entire bottle, shot by shot. The dumped the shots into a bowl so they could count them, and charge us by shot. Then they poured the rum back into the bottle. We drank it on the boat in the hope of getting some sleep.

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