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    • Day 5

      Red Mountain

      December 10, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      I had no idea that there is wine in Myanmar. Red Mountain is a winery where we tasted a few. Actually, I enjoyed the whites more than the reds, and that is very unusal for me. The 1st picture is the view from the terrace, while the last is the same view at sunset. 3rd is at the side of the tasting area. The others look over the vineyardRead more

    • Day 12

      Inle lake

      January 12, 2020 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Wir hatten die weltweit schlimmste Busfahrt schon hinter uns, deshalb konnte es nur noch bergauf gehen. Diesmal fuhren wir mit einem Minibus mit. Und die Fahrt war obwohl es eng, laut und holprig immer noch viel besser als die letzte.

      Wir erreichen Nuang Shwe um 03.00. Leider können wir noch nicht einchecken aber das Hostel hat ein Early Check-In Room. Ein Raum mit 8 Betten, wo wir noch schlafen gehen können. Richtig toll.

      Um 14.00 machen wir das Check-In und gehen nach draussen um eine Lokal für eine Massage zu suchen. Als wir die Fahrräder schnappen wollen fragt uns ein anderer aus dem Hostel was wir Vorhaben und ob wir Lust haben zum Weingut zu gehen, dass hier Bekanntheit geniesst.
      Wir sagen zu und befinden uns so gleich auf dem Weg mit 2 weiteren zu dem Weingut.
      Dabei waren Robin aus Schweden, er hat mich vor dem Hotel angesprochen, Claire aus USA und Robert aus den Niederlanden.

      Nach 30 Minuten Fahrrad fahren machten wir eine kurze Weinverkostung und geniessen den Sonnenuntergang. Anschliessend fahren wir zurück zum Hostel und gehen zusammen indisch Essen. Roberts Freundin war im Hostel geblieben. Sie kommt such mit zum Essen
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    • Day 19

      Massage and Wine!

      February 5, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      All I can say is after 5 days trekking I think we deserved today. We had a very lazy start to the morning of Avocado's and egg on toast, banana and honey pancakes and lots of tea and coffee for breakfast while chatting to a canadian couple till about 12ish. Then we had a massage at Venus and would 100% recommend it as your are greeted by the sweetest ladies and given endless tea, biscuits and snacks at the beginning and end. The massage was just what we needed and we felt great afterwards.

      We then went to pick up our laundry. I was so excited to have clean clothes again! For lunch we met up with Karin and Ellia at Pancake Kingdom before heading on the bikes to Red Mountain Vineyard. My bike was awful with zero suspension or gears and the 45 min ride felt like it took hours. I was in pain when we arrived but it was soo worth it. The views were just beautiful. We did the wine tasting and there is a reason you've never heard of Burmese Wine haha We watched the start of sunset and then cycled back.

      For dinner we had fresh grilled fish, avocado salad, tea leaf salad, stir fried vegetables and rice. Yum yum yum.
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    • Day 16

      Winery Red Mountain Estate, Myanmare

      November 14, 2016 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Weinprobe am Inle Lake, rechtzeitig zum Sonnenuntergang. Wobei ich durch die Landschaft und die Reben stark an das Markgräflerland erinnert werde.
      Keiner der vier probierten Weine kann mit einem durchschnittlichen europäischen Wein mithalten. Trotzdem ein tolles Erlebnis, welches durch die plötzlich einfallenden Stechmücken aber jäh beendet wird.Read more

    • Day 59

      Red Mountain Winery

      September 15, 2017 in Myanmar ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

      Our last and unplanned stop of the day was the Red Mountain Winery. I hadn't been there but the others had already visited. Our driver seemed willing to go even though we had exceeded our planned two hour tour, so we all agreed to go. It isn't difficult to persuade Francophones to make a pit stop for cheese and wine.

      Red Mountain Winery is one of these wonderfully random things you sometimes find during your travels. I mean, who expects to find a winery in Myanmar? We got up there in time for a spectacular sunset, and we ordered a bottle of sauvignon blanc and a couple of cheese plates. The wine was decent, as was the cheese. We also bumped into Ewan, and he joined us for his second tasting. The mosquito situation at the winery was quite bad, though.

      Our driver was a really great guy. He watched over us, loaned Julie his flip flops when hers broke (he walked barefoot). He didn't complain when we exceeded by far the two hours we initially agreed to. He stopped to pick up two tourists who appeared stranded, and while we were at the winery he drove them back to Nyaung Shwe and then came back to get us. He declined payment from Ewan, and we suspect he declined payment from the other two tourists because we had chartered his vehicle. We gave him a big tip at the end. He later saw two of our party and he bought them snacks.

      After arriving back at Ostello Bello, we trooped out for dinner (Michael joined us), and we explored the night market while looking for food. After that, it was yet more drinks and conversation at the hostel rooftop.…
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