Green Hill Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yangon (Rangoon)
Départ ce matin du lac Inle vers l'aéroport de Heho direction Rangoon.
Arrivée sous une pluie tropicale, prise de contact avec les chambres puis départ pour la
visite du bouddha couché et du marché chinois en car (sécurité oblige).
Après le restaurant passage dans un magasin de bijoux et pierres précieuses où chacune aura trouvé son …
... apply gold leaf to any Buddha statue....apparently it is not in the teachings of Buddhism to exclude or demote women in any way, and that they are regarded as equal in the eyes of religion, but that it is in fact cultural influences, most likely originating in India, that have caused for this practice to be seen. It was very interesting discussing education with him also, as he is essentially the head teacher of the teaching monastery. We ended our time with him by offering our donations ...
... so I headed to one of the cities biggest malls to find something edible. The food court there wasn't exactly a food court as such. It was pretty much an A or B choice, like or lump situation. I went for what appeared to be their version of KFC and I have to say it pretty much sucked. What was presented to me was the tiniest piece of chicken, bulked up completely by batter, ...
... on Wednesday morning, which may I point out is also when Buddha was born! and so we both worship the elephant with big tusks! Our new friends took us to our shrine and took us through the ritual of worshipping the elephant, which included pouring 5 cups of water over a Buddha’s head (one for Buddha, one for his teachings, one for learning, one for our parents and I can’t remember the last one!) We then had to pour an odd number of cups of water over the elephants head, ...
... one of our group
got a puncture. A passing policeman noticed the problem and insisted
the flagging cyclist put his bicycle and himself on the back of the
policeman's moped to be driven back to his hotel. An impressive
balancing act then took place as they disappeared into the night.
We finished our northern meanderings
with a spot of trekking in the hills and languishing by lakes. The
trekking was as much about heat avoidance as bonding ...