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TravelPod Member ReviewsThamada Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
This hotel close to the Aung San Market. Just walking for about 5 minute. Beside the old building and architecture, the hotel had a nice restaurant with great menu.
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The irony of the lack of cars yet massive highways in the capital was not lost on me as we reached Yangon (Rangoon) which was a couple of hours away down our first superhighway in Myanmar - the traffic in Yangon is horrendous! Such an interesting drive in though. We are staying at an interesting hotel within walking distance of the downtown area …
... face. The reason for using this on the skin is that it helps to keep the wearer cool and apparently it smells nice too. Indeed later on we saw many people and particularly children with this substance all over their face.
After about an hour of driving, we passed over a bridge built with China’s help about 20 years ago. Given that the country has recently taken to car ownership with a vengeance, there is no way that town planners – ...
... of bricks with a few pieces of plaster here and there. The guide showed us the one for his family that he had just recently renovated for USD$2000 (much if it collected from donations). The guide took us through his village, stopping along the way to talk to people. He said there are about 5000 inhabitants and he essentially knows all of them. A town council makes decisions, like the one to lay a sidewalk throughout much of the village to alleviate problems during ...
... Swe Swe probably assumed that I knew more than I did - and I asked very few question because her English is limited. She has this Asian quality to answering with a 'yes' to most questions - even the 2-part ones - and I know it's because she didn't understand my question. So - in my text below - my descriptions are what I experienced "according to me" - not necessarily accurate historically. But I figured it didn't matter - it was the version that made ...
04.30 PM – 09.30 PM - practicing walking & sitting meditation, alternatively each 1 hour
09.30 PM – go to bed
And that is not all. About 2 PM there is Dhamma talk (one or two hours, every day) and lay meditators have to observe the eight precepts during their stay in the center – refrain from: 1) killing living beings; 2) taking what is not given; 3) all sexual activity; 4) wrong speech; 5) taking intoxicants; ...