Back to Yangon.

Well, for an hour at least.

Enough time to survey the beautiful grit and sample  Burmese street food (lots of fried, India-inspired fare).

Friday.

Boating Trip.

Large photos (from top to bottom): Our vessel, shark cave (home to a family of blacktip sharks & octopus that were quite friendly), & finally, our lunch spot, an even more remote and deserted island (unknown name).

Sand, the consistency of powdered sugar. 

Dancing seashells everywhere.

Spicy gins - a staple Myanmar drink (or so I was told by the bartender) — made w. local Myanmar gin & jalapenos—- oh boy do they pack quite a kick.

The hike up Macleod is a steep one but well worth it.

Vistas from the 1st and 2nd landing. 

Typical Macleod.

Taken w. my iPhone.

Macleod.

Land ho!

Andaman Sea. 

Andaman Sea. 

By sea.

Kawthaung.

(Shots are a bit blurry. With the exception of the last three, these shots were taken from my seat on the back of a truck, as we sped from the airpot to the dock.)

Kawthaung Airport. 

Formerly known as Victoria Point, Kawthaung is not the easiest port city to get to. Located on the southern tip of Myanmar, it is 2 hours from Yangon with 3 brief layovers. 

Formerly known as Victoria Point, Kawthaung is not the easiest port city to get to. Located on the southern tip of Myanmar, it is 2 hours from Yangon with 3 brief layovers. 

The golden dome said: “This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.”

Rudyard Kipling