The Strand Yangon
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Rangoon now called Yangon is the former capital city of Myanmar (formerly Burma). The moved the capital a couple of years ago to Nay-pyi-daw as Yangon has out grown itself. The new capital is the one with newly built 7 lane highways that have 3 cars on them. Whilst Yangon is single lane roads with 7 cars abreast. As we flew into Yangon the firs …
... to me - and I'm sticking with it!! ...even if I did make it up???!! Day 1 ...first to - Dhamma Joti...meditation centre where a Satipatthana course was in progress - but it was lunch hour so a brief tour was possible without distracting the meditatirs. Not a large place (I didn't ask the # of students) - and not of recent construction( I didn't ask when built) but there have been courses here for many years. My thinking is that this is the main centre where U ...
... one's toes. This time, I actually took something away for myself! I acquired what I believe to be giardia which laid me low with fever and that other symptom familiar to travelers. I know it wan't dengue or malaria, because a nice Australian doctor ran me through a battery of blood tests. When one is feverish it is best not to have extra fodder for the cooking brain to fixate on such as, "I wonder if it is malaria, or...I think the other name for dengue is 'Break Back Fever' or is it ...
... the ancient capital of Mon) we saw the largest reclining Buddha in the world, a football field long and about 50 feet high - enclosed in a huge industrial type building to protect it from the elements. Also in Bago is the tallest Buddhist temple in Burma, and where I happened upon a Buddhist monk in deep contemplation, as he was sounding a gong in a slow solemn tempo. I approached him with video running and as he saw me coming he increased the volume of his gong ...