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... help. It was interesting at this point to discuss with William how, despite being for religious reasons, monasteries are essentially a kind of social support, where the monks live for free from donars to run the monastery and on food from the kindness of the community. Apparently there is a population of 500 thousand monks in the country, and so they have great political and social power. Its an interesting situation.
We then went my horse cart back to the cooking school, ...
... I had stayed in. Mandalay too is a city but for me had more of a warmer feel to it and was spacious enough not to feel over crowed. Yangon has more of a busy energy to it and you can see this in the mentality of the people inside it.
On first impressions I must say I’m not too taken with Yangon yet but give it time. Tomorrow I play the map holding, baffled look ...
These photos were taken during our first day of the trip and on the last day of the trip; both of which were spent in Yangon.
Yangon also known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") is a former capital of Burma (Myanmar) and the capital of Yangon Region. Although the military ...
... if it required
hard physical work. Open air showers, huge thunder storms,
Technicolored villagers, piles of food and a fantastic guide made it
a trip to remember but the best was still to come. Our arrival at
Inle lake should have signaled the end of our hike but our terrific
guide, 'Maung lam' (meaning little brother) invited us to his village
the next day where a festival to beckon in the Buddhist new year
would be taking place. The following day ...
... down almost in the road on a busy crossroads ad got on with it, starting with some green tea. Had to drop our standards a little as he chucked out someone else's cups and filled them up for us! He wanted to talk Politics which we held back with too many opinions as just let him talk. Headed back for our curfew (the hotel lock the gate around 21.00) and gave this nice man a lift to his home in our taxi. Packed up out bags and prepared for our early taxi to the airport and ...
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