- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
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... other field programs so I made sure to wear something nice. Good thing I did because the trip was mostly lifelong learners who were dressed nicely and the few students that were on it were dressed nicely as well. Even though I enjoy talking with the lifelong learners very much, I was happy that one of my friends was also on this trip so I would have someone else to talk to. The bus ride to Yangon was about an hour and that was my first experience with the “paved” roads. ...
... the boats on the water were fishermen or locals travelling. We saw other tourists; however, the local boats greatly outnumbered us. This too will change. We also started to see a number of little villages, or clusters of huts on stilts. Soon we came to where we would eat lunch. It was an interesting structure, and while a restaurant, it was also a home, and a Burmese cat sanctuary. Yeah you read that correctly. We learned that all the Burmese cats were taken by ...
... westerners it is an architectural marvel of splendor and grandeur. Under restoration our pictures do not show full glory. For the people of Myanmar it holds religious significance as well. We observed many locals worshipping either in groups reciting prayers together or on their own or in a quiet corner. Groups of school children were gathered chanting their prayers while the teacher led. There were also families out happily walking and placing offerings for the Buddha, ...
... Fever'...best not to go there. A course of antibiotics and I'm me again, which is, as you are aware, a sad substitute for perfection.
Without a doubt, the big show in town is Shwedagon Paya. This is a massive complex of small to large temples and stupas. There are many, many Buddhas, heaps of them in fact, and many of them are covered in gold-leaf, some have fancy shimmery robes, some are jewelry bedecked, and others have flashing LED illuminated auras behind their heads ...
We were docked some distance from Yangon (which was known as Rangoon under British colonial rule) and over the last two days we have spent several hours in buses, getting to the temples and historical sites of "Burma" (which most locals use interchangeably with "Myanmar"). The Burmese guides use the bus intercoms to charmingly inform us of where we're going and what we will see there, along with short lessons in Burma history & geography. Buddhist temples ...