Belmond Governor'S Residence
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... walls then contained offering cabinets, with concertina grills in front of the solid gold Buddha images and silver "umbrellas" with silver George IV coins pinned to them. Eventually we came to the relic aperture where you can see the bejewelled case in the centre of the room and directly under the centre of the stupa, which holds (if you have binoculars) the small Buddhas hair. Here the crowds jostle to catch a glimpse of the article, pray to it and throw money offerings through a ...
... br> The children’s pocket money (khyat) was soon spent on buying
freedom for birds being kept in tiny baskets – according to tradition/scam,
good luck comes to those who stump up the money to witness them flying free.
They might call the country Myanmar and its largest city
Yangon but in my mind it is still Burma and Rangoon. This is a place framed for
me by colonialism and the ...
I mostly rode the bus around the city to the various sites I kind of figured out the bus system at least the one bus that took me to my hotel to downtown #43 for 20 cents better than the $3 taxi ride. I had to decipher what bus to take no English # only sandscript so its was a guessing game especially ...
We made it to Myanmar. We could see lots of gold from the air - even the airport had gold leaf trim. We were picked up promptly and delivered to our hotel, which is right next door to the hospital. Our "room" is more of an apartment, or house, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and living room. Becca, Tiffany and I rearranged the list and ended up ...