Central Hotel Yangon
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... on a happy family outing.
We observed a group of visiting monks from Thailand reciting their prayers and then leading a group of followers to light the multitude of candles placed all along the border as far as we could see. This seemed to be quite a moving experience for most of the participants. We also lit candles, Jim spoke to a few of the monks and people and it was most moving to see their devotion.
What an excellent introduction to this mysterious land.
... I asked.
"Yeah, that's exactly it! Reduce, reuse, recycle," he quipped.
I also asked him about the change from the name Burma to Myanmar. He shrugged and said, "It's just political. They both mean the same thing. But Burma just means 'strong'; Myanmar means 'brave AND strong'." (Our tour guide later indicated to us that the name Myanmar is more inclusive of all ethnic groups in the country.)
Unlike flights in Europe or North America, ...
... an assault on the senses! The bright lights, the smoke from all the barbeques, thecyshouts of the cooks, and the moans of ecstasy from those already seated at tiny tables along the road. For a few hundred metres, on both sides of the road, were food carts where amazing dishes were being prepared. Chicken and pork threaded onto skewers, doused in sauce,, and laid over the hot coals; whole bellies of pork turning slowly over the heat while the crackling crisped to perfection; ...
... burp in my face and then a smile like "how can I help you?," so naturally. They are also very curious, of course for their history as closed country. When they see tourists on the street of nowhere they start asking where you come from, where it goes, what it does and liked their country. Well, honestly have to say that I loved the Myanmar and more so their people!!! And won a beautiful smile every time I answered!!! /// Chegar no Myanmar foi como voltar mais de 50 anos no ...