Belmond Governor'S Residence
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A real treat.
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... book as "please be on the excursion list".
It is an early start and we are on the bus by 8:00 a.m. and we will be gone all day. The roads are not in the best of shape so if you have a problem with motion sickness be warned, take something in advance of this bus ride. We are given a police escort (on a motorbike) which I find strange as there is not a great deal of traffic but our tour guide tells us that he is there to clear traffic for us. The police ...
... to be just standing there watching what the others are doing!!) could see these very hard workers - out there in 103' sun - and know how good they have it!! This was the 'piece de resistance ' ...this centre where the Vipassana lineage that reached me - really had a foothold. The Dhamma Hall, Sacred room, teacher's meditation cell were all the original structures that were used by the chain of teachers that led to my first course. I got to sit and meditate for ...
... bought some coconut balls that were green and looked like they had sago in them. They were nice too.
At the restaurant Des ordered 2 towers of Myanmar beer, thinking he was ordering 2 large bottles. No, a tower is 3 litres that sits on the table and you pour it from a tap. He cancelled the second one.
Unfortunately our computer is not reading our portable hard drive so no photos for the next few days. We're saving them twice now.
... were gifts to the British from the people of Myanmar.
We drove back to the city of Yangon for our last destination of the day. The city was quite a contrast to what we had seen on our way and in Bago. There were modern-looking buildings and stores, and even an intersection that looked much like Times Square with its traffic, tall buildings and brightly lighted signs advertising Coca Cola. We passed the lovely park at Kandawgyl Lake and could see the ...