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... Each of us had a soup, a plate with steamed rice in front of us and then the shared pots consisted of raw veggies (two or three eggplants, cucumber, etc)and greens (penny wort and watercress); fried chilli and onion; watercress and mushrooms (delicious); beef curry; fish curry; fish paste; and another national dish - fermented tea leaf salad which was my favourite. The last step was dessert in a funny little cafe, James insisted we try two different things, Faldo which I'd had in ...
... to Buddha, some smell of bat poo. All of them house several Buddhas - we were getting mighty familiar with that guys face. Thanks to the flat plains, it's easy to get a terrific vantage point of the whole area by climbing onto temple roofs. To get up we had to use a torch to light our way up the dingy hidden staircases, I felt exactly like Lara Croft. We found quiet rooftops for the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, clambered up and zenned the hell out while enjoying the incredible ...
... lunch at a Japanese restaurant and then a meander through the colourful and vibrant streets before taking a look inside the covered Bogyoke market for a few bits and bobs with Dan and Wai Lee, it was really nice to enjoy the benefit of some local knowledge when seeing a new city. After a nice quiet evening we were up in decent time as we'd arranged to borrow Dan and a friend's mountain bikes to take out for a spin around the city. We visited a couple of fresh produce markets where ...
... Boys as young as 7 can become a novice and wear the maroon robes and start to learn the precepts of Buddhism. Depending on how pious a family feels a boy may stay for a few days, a week, several months or a lifetime. It is considered a great honor to have a monk in the family. They are taught to read and write and some basic mathematics. They are given a lacquer offerings bowl in which to accept donations of food and other gifts. They will rise at 4:30 each ...
... as a rough guess on the direction of travel. Or perhaps it's the Circle line where you can circumnavigate Yangon in 3 hours and get exposed to all sorts of hawkers transporting their livelihoods around the city, peddling everything from live chickens to a basket full of vegetables. I found the unique hubbub of Yangon as one of my highlights throughout my whole trip of Myanmar.
Continuing the transportation theme I was also struck by two other things ...