Monday, December 11, 2017

birds of paradise

Today was a travel day, north east to Hsipaw. We left the rain behind in Pyin oo Lwin packed into a shared car, loaded with deliveries bound for Lashio, near the border of Yunnan province in Southwest China.

Break up the journey with a healthy feast at a modest roadside cafe with a new friend. (Hi, Myo!) Also: okra!


There are Yankees fans everywhere apparently.

We admired this woman's umbrella in the hot sunshine.

And at the end of a long and winding road: a hilltop paradise

A swim in a refreshing pool by the papaya trees is what you need.
 
Meanwhile, out on the balcony, a snail curls up in paradise. Tip: the rum drinks come with half a passionfruit, grown on the rooftop. Don't miss the guacamole with Burmese tofu (made with chickpea flour) chips or laphet (tea leaf salad) either.