Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon
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The final third of our Myanmar journey was full of ups and downs. We celebrated Mia's 9th birthday, rode elephants, toured beautiful Inle Lake, saw the incredible Golden Rock balancing on a cliff and fell for the capital city’s Sweddegon Pagoda. But, the heat took a toll on Mia and Emma and Gretchen got really sick with high fevers …
... I had received a quick Burmese lesson on some vital ingredients that i was to buy at the market- although my pronunciation was a little patchy (some of the sounds are so different to ours!) i was keen to have a go. So armed with my handy clipboard of phrases and ingredient names we headed off by house cart to the market. It was a little intimidating at first as i didnt really know who to approach, and then also a little difficult if they didn't understand me, but help was at hand ...
... The taxis, and cars in general, range from brand new air conditioned models to completely clapped out bangers that look like they won’t make it. However, no matter which taxi you’re in, just be glad that you’re not on a local bus! The photo shows an example, with people literally hanging from the rafters as it speeds down the road. An interesting take on the old hop-on, hop-off London Routemasters!
... we have all but removed any personal responsibility for our
decisions and actions. This doesn’t do much for future generations being
able to think for themselves and it sure looks to be the death of
common sense and logic!
Anyway they’re my thoughts and I probably
haven’t conveyed them very well, but hey, my brain has switched to
travelling mode so carefully structured arguments are not at full
... minutes trying to tell somebody you didn’t want to buy something, take a tuk tuk ride or spend five minutes just looking in their shop, people were initially met with a frosty response. Feeling bad that we had been so guarded, we soon relaxed into the ways of Myanmar and for the first time since we had left home, we were truly care free.
Before leaving Yangon we visited Shwedagon Paya, a huge temple with a golden dome that stands 322 feet above its base. The tip of ...
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