Belmond Governor'S Residence
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Not the most auspicious of starts. In the taxi to Heathrow, I realised that a) I'd left my iPhone at home and b) I'd left my waterproof at home. Now the second might not matter as it’s the dry-season at the moment in Burma (of course dry is a relative term), but the first is a huge blow – no real racing 3 for three weeks! No music, no …
... slope between rows was very low. The entire movie I watched with some ladies head directly in the middle of the screen. I guess we got what we paid for. And to top things off, we stayed to let the theatre clear out and it was astonishing how much garbage and food was all over the floors. Even some food left on the seats. It was super disgusting and a reflection of how poor the people treat the country concerning waste. I don't know if this is done due to the lack of education ...
... I forgot to put a deposit for my room. I did ask if I could keep my shared room for the 3 extra days that I will be in Yangon and was able to do so.
After settling in, 6 of us - minus Wendy and Gerda - headed off to Scott Market where I attached myself to Rosemary as she shopped for gifts. It was all rather overwhelming - lots of jewelry and clothes and all sorts of things. After leaving there, Rosemary asked me about the ...
... born. Also, each day of the week is associated with an animal and a certain characteristic. I was born on a Saturday so my animal is 'dragon' which symbolizes 'financial prosperity' so there were many people praying at 'my' temple!
'Mingalabar' in Burmese means 'Hello', 'Greetings' and was used all the time when people saw each other. It's also close to Sahra's middle name, Ming, so became another nickname she acquired on this trip.
... bark, they used to apply a circular patch on each cheek on their face like make up powder
We stayed 2 days in a guest house where there were few other travelers.
visited the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the single most important religious site
in all of Myanmar.
The pagoda stands on the top of a Hill that, according to legend,
was a sacred spot for Buddhist since the beginning of ...