English High Tea sounded great…..
We didn't need the calories, and were happy that the waiter suggested we could share one high tea between two…..but we needed a little rest from sightseeing and Burmese food…..
Tea was good…..and the hotel seems very nice…..
However we were actually quite happy not to be staying there. This part of Yangon was heavily bombed during WW2 but the hotel escaped. However close by it are really ugly buildings in a very sad state of repair.
We went to visit the harbor area which is also very close to the Strand hotel…….
It was somewhat busy inside the main entry gate…
I had not realized this was a police station before taking the photo!
Basically moving stuff onto the boats was by hand, or shoulders!
We drove past Sule Pagoda several times, which is over 2500 years old…..
We also drove through the Chinese area, which had celebrated the New Year the evening before….
…. and an area where there were quite a few older colonial buildings in various states of repair……
Then back to the hotel….
Going over a new overpass, opened in the last few months, our guide pointed out a building, which was relatively new, which had had an electrical fire the prior weekend… we were happy not to be staying in a high rise hotel!
We were happy to return to the Savoy hotel…..
and happy to stay in the hotel for dinner……not wanting to face more traffic!
We ate around the pool at a very reasonable cost…..
Indeed the breakfast we had the following morning was very pleasant…
Nice corner table…..