Seasons Of Yangon Hotel
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... of them it was a complete assault on the senses. Intersections and pedestrians are all negotiated at random with the boldest pushing through and others hurrying to follow in their wake. We got a glimpse of Shwedagon which is the big golden temple that most would have seen in classic pictures of Myanmar; then drove into tempting smells of street food in Chinatown and downtown. Sure enough when we got to the hotel, our food guy James was waiting for us and was happy to wait a bit more so ...
... with good intentions, we walked to Kandawgyi lake to look at the impressive golden duck barge thing, only to find ourselves taking shelter in a beer station when a monsoon rolled in. They don't really have bars as such in Yangon, but beer stations. Imagine a bar with everything nice stripped out - that's a beer station, just shady holes where you can drink. I don't think they are used to female clientele as I was the only woman there and the (strangely shirtless) barman ...
... say we're not that close, but I think it's always great to keep in touch with and visit family wherever possible- it's not every day we pass through Yangon after all. Having worked in Cambodia, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Tanzania before moving to Myanmar, Dan has seen a lot in his career at PSI and as such I was keen to catch up properly and we had a couple of days remaining here to visit and finally meet his kids Maeva and Anton.
We met Dan at a hotel before he drove us up ...
... own food and we saw monks robes hanging out to dry. Once again it is lunch time and similar to yesterday there is a procession of monks to their main meal of the day. I decide to keep my shoes and socks on, skip watching the meal and just explore the grounds.
The monastery is the last stop, back to the ship for lunch and some "down time" to get ready for tonight's visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, I can hardly wait!
Yangon is like no other city I have been to in Southeast Asia. The craziness of Bangkok, the melting pot of Singapore or the the laid back feel of Vientiane – Yangon is something completely different. Perhaps it's in the name. As a Brit, with some attachment to the former British empire I have always associated Burma (now Myanmar) with Rangoon - the old capital. That name was subsequently changed to Yangon before the Myanmar government, on a whim, moved ...
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