Going on a detour south
Trip Start Dec 22, 2006
52Trip End Jul 16, 2007
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After asking him several times and telling him it is oke if he doesn't want, I can go straight to Yangon, he tells me he will come with me.
So 2 hours later after an emotional but hasty goodbye to the people at the monestary we set off south. Sleeping is arranged and food is again specially prepared for me. I still cannot get used to this respectful treatment. The next day the driver takes all the time to show us around, visiting Pa-Auk, the largest and most important meditation center of the country, going to Setse Beach and a monestary/shrine at the seaside
My last evening I spend with lovely people at a nunnery. Teaching some nuns English and me learning some more Burmese words as well. I am able to have small conversation by now, if at least one of them speaks a few words of English to help out in need! I think this is a great way of ending my time in the West. Spending most of my time in/around monestaries, monks and religious sights.
The next day I am taking the bus back to Yangon, saying goodbye to A Shin M.. Strange to travel alone now after spending so much time together. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for me. Hope to meet him in Bangkok before he goes back to Sri Lanka, if not, I still feel we will meet again some day, in this life or the next!!
M., Ayam Dje zu te maare! (thank you very much!)