Mystical, Magical Yangon

Mystical, Magical, Myanmar. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Mystical, Magical, Myanmar. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I have to admit I am enjoying the pace set by Viking River Cruises on this 15-day Myanmar Explorer river cruise tour. Rather than trying to cram too much into the schedule, this has to be one of the more balanced river cruise tours I’ve taken part in – and that’s a good thing. Between the heat and the lingering jet lag, I’ve been going to sleep early each night. For me, five to six hours is a typical night’s sleep on an average day. Here, I’m getting closer to eight.

I'm All About The Exploration: strolling the streets of Yangon. The market is pictured. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

I’m All About The Exploration: strolling the streets of Yangon. The Bogyoke Market is pictured. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

As if Viking recognizes that, this morning was ours to enjoy at our leisure. With no organized tours scheduled to depart until this afternoon, guests could choose for themselves how much – or how little – they wished to do.

After a great sleep at the Sule Shangri-La here in Yangon, I found myself up and showering just after six. I made my way down for breakfast in the now-usual way, arriving just after seven and picking up a copy of the local English language newspaper to read over my meal.

Strolling through the market - unfettered, un-hassled. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Strolling through the market – unfettered, un-hassled. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

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Our Live Voyage Report from Viking River Cruises’ Myanmar Explorer continues tomorrow as we fly to Heho and Inle Lake! Be sure to follow along with our adventures on Twitter @deckchairblog.

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