Emerald Land Inn Mandalay
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... Ive only been gone a week but still, its easy to miss the simple things. After a quick change i headed out....i am liking the small town compared to the frantic cities ive been in so far....there is one main street with everything i need. Perfect! I found an ace little cafe/bakery and had a real life proper coffee, with milk in and everything (so far it all comes black, or with a sachet of whitener!) so that was pretty blissful. Feeling pepped up on sugar and caffeine ...
Mandalay. A city where the street lights go out at 9pm and the city is in complete darkness. Looking out of the hotel window at 11pm I couldn't see a single light on in the city - it was in total darkness.
A very poor city and to be honest we were not sorry to leave it. Apart from the numerous pagodas there was little to see or do there. The people, as everywhere in Myanmar, were lovely.
... how they must feel though having so many tourists stare at them in the morning on a daily basis as they simply queue just to eat. It must seem a little odd.
Moments past and the ceremony if you like was almost over. Just as things were dying down I was lucky enough o be approached by one of them. Ashin was 24 years old and had joined the brotherhood since he was twelve. He had many a curious question for me and had very good English. ...
... have people knocking on their doors at ridiculous hours. We were booked in for one night and when we got to our room we discovered the roof was leaking in three places (not onto the beds luckily), the internet didn't work and they couldn't give us towels as there were none dry because it was raining. Normally these things wouldn't bother us too much but the place was quite expensive for what we got (As soon ...
... the classroom against the strong opinions of colleagues, parents, and even the principals (the head monks at each school). But in the end, they are responsible for their students’ education and nothing is actually being learned using their current methods besides how to memorize, hum like bees, and keep jet lagged foreign volunteers up until the middle of the night.
I ended with a quick overview of my studies at American University and what ...
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