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... juices. We had a bit of a shower so moved inside to wait it out and taught Thanda and Chris how to play Cribbage. Thanda wasn't so impressed but the waiters seem fascinated.
The rest of the afternoon was spent playing on the bikes and exploring. The roads were so empty, great surface and nice and wide so we were racing each other. Top speeds of almost 15mph. We wanted to watch the sunset over the temples ...
... kilometers apart from each other) to see some much larger temples and attempt to find a cafe called Weather Spoons (yes, we went to a 'spoons in Burma, and yes, it was almost as good as back home). Daz did manage to run out of battery on his E-Bike, so we had to get a replacement battery bought to us, and I managed to burn my pasty arms despite having factor 50 caked on them, but the experience was a whole much less disastrous than our last one on any kind of scooter. ...
... br> over-expectation. Would it be as crazy crowded as the Taj Mahal? As expensively
exploited as Victoria Falls? As horizon-shifting as Coventry Zoo?
It turned out to be very special indeed, so special that even the ATM machines
(not a single one of them in Mrauk U), the hipster honkeys (why does every male
under 30 have to wear a silly beard?) and braying coach parties could not spoil
it. At one pagoda we came across thirty Mamils, middle aged men ...
... Hinduism, animism and the Aranawasi sect of Aree priests who were believed to have indulged in magical practices. So the Buddhist temples in Bagan depict all those influences.
'Sweet sounds of cartwheels count the temples of Bagan’, tells the old Bamar saying. And there were 4446 temples – almost all from the late 11th century – to the 13th century, but some of them were destroyed during the great fire in ...
... women accepting, the men content.
Buddhist here believe that their life is determined by fate. Fate chose their parents, fate chose their partners and children, and fate chose the life they have. Not too much human effort needed, life goes the way it supposed to go – good deeds will produce good returns, bad actions will bring bad karma.
There is a nice story that illustrate a bit Myanmar’s people way of thinking. I read it on the boat ...