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... the ancient capital of Mon) we saw the largest reclining Buddha in the world, a football field long and about 50 feet high - enclosed in a huge industrial type building to protect it from the elements. Also in Bago is the tallest Buddhist temple in Burma, and where I happened upon a Buddhist monk in deep contemplation, as he was sounding a gong in a slow solemn tempo. I approached him with video running and as he saw me coming he increased the volume of his gong ...
... time I attempt a word I'm met with a chuckle and a swift correction. I then have to repeat the word until they are satisfied it is acceptable. It's great fun! We haven't progressed beyond hello and thank you much as one word in English seems to be multiple words in Burmese!!! I think it might take a while to learn... This country has definitely the least touristy infrastructure of anywhere I have been. It isn't really geared up for ...
... to the river bank where another longhi lies in a basket, and the new one is carefully rolled into a loop and held over the head. Letting it down, avoiding touching the wet lonhi, the new longhi is held in the teeth covering the body while the old longhi is loosened and allowed to fall. The new longhi is then wrapped around the body, and from the river bank, the old longhi is cleaned. Is that it for the day, the only bathing? The people from our boat ...
When I finally woke from my deep slumber, I became aware birds were squawking and the Call to Prayer was occurring. As a deep-sleeper, the nearby temple's prayers and chanting, which are announced through a microphone, did not stir me during the night. My Aunty Helen, on the other hand, sleeps lightly and had the immense pleasure to be kept awake from midnight onwards by the speaker-projected foreign sayings. After enjoying a lovely breakfast at Alamanda Inn, we decided our first ...
... is easy to separate, because all foreigners need to pay and get a sticker, the locals not.
In all guide books it is stated that you should always ask for permission, if you like to take pictures of locals. For me this is just a question of respect, especially for full size pictures.
I actually like to walk, so very often instead of taking a taxi like many travelers in this heat, I walk. So ...