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About five hours after leaving Mount Popa we arrived safely to our dormitory at The Golden Kalaw Inn. Many thanks to the Betel-nut-enhanced awareness of our driver. 😎
After settling in we grabbed these essentials from a corner convenience store across the street: Ice Cream, Myanmar Pilsner, and crunchy-snack-type things. We gathered our plunder and headed to our Inn's rooftop patio to keep our streak of not missing a sunrise or sunset alive.
Next it was showers and dinner at local restaurant recommended by the 'Awesome-Auntie' front desk maven. After a five minute walk, solid conversation, various local delicacies, and Katie almost adopting the store 🐈 we were done for the night. Side note: Much to her dismay Katie relinquished her new feline friend to a nice French lady in a group adjacent to us whose lap was immediately approved of.
Elephants awaited us in the morning.
Prior to the pachyderm palooza we awoke to this...The Magical Golden Mist of Kalaw. Yes it deserves capitals as if it's not a proper noun, it should be...it was that good.
So the view was awesome and all, but I had the need to see what the roof had offer. Could it beat last night's sunset? Only one way to find out.
Apparently the sky is BIG on exploding with color here. 😎
The juxtaposition between the cold-damp of the elevation combined with the warmth of the Sun and overall humidity make for an interesting way to wake up. Forget Folgers. To be fair most mornings started out with NesCafe or Tea. I usually chose the later.
Next Stop... Elephants!!!