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... a requirement from the embassy to enter the country and obtain a visa. We are downtown Yangon, an area called Chinatown, although there is nothing really chinese about it.
The friendliness of people here is beyond imagination. On our arrival at the airport, countless taxis were offering us a ride downtown, but true to our believes, we chose to take the bus to get to our hotel. The bus stop was 15 minutes walk from the airport and once we found ...
... The journey South to Golden Rock was a little too far out of the way so we decided to head North to Inle Lake and the town of Nyaungshwe on a night bus. Ails was going to be spending her birthday evening in transit! But not before we headed out to try some Burrmese food, exchange a few more dollars and visit Shwedagon Paya during daylight hours. The food was ok, nothing really to write home about especially compared to Indian or Thai but it filled a gap none the less. ...
... would be long enough to make a decision). We pass the impressive St. Mary’s Cathedral nearby, then stop for a coffee and donut in a wonderfully-air-conditioned coffee shop! The next group plans aren’t until four this afternoon, so we chat to see what people want to do. One option which is popular is a circular train journey, which leaves nearby and takes roughly three hours to cover a circular route to the north of the city then back south. ...
... br> The Shwedagon Pagoda is the single most important religious site in all of Myanmar and contains the relics of 4 Buddhas that attained Enlightenment. The pagoda stands on the top of Singuttara Hill, and, according to another legend, that spot has been sacred since the beginning of time, just before our present world was created. Verifiable history records a pagoda at the site since the 6th Century AD.
There are eight shrines, one for each day of the ...
... giant shrimp, and various meats and vegetables. The entire bill came to only 7,400 kyat ($7.67). What incredible value! It sure is nice traveling in countries where things are so affordable. This is one of the great highlights of Southeast Asia travel.
Hailed a taxi at 8:00 for the eight-minute ride north to Shwedagon Pagoda (1,500 kyat; $1.55), the gigantic golden stupa rising on the northern edge of central Yangon.
“The holiest of holies ...