Myanmar previously CalledBurma formerly called Myanmar
In Myanmar (formerly Burma ) for 5 Ph. 1
Tag 1 (Yangon) - We arrived in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) around 11am in the morning and was on the migration line to get our stamp. Uber got the call to drive to our motel. We' ve check-in at our Lavender and moved to a slightly better room with a panoramic view for $46/night. That is why we are here in the low seasons, rains and high levels of unstable politics have made us welcome.
until Venkat saw it in a newspaper when we left. There were no stones and stones on the stupa in the dazzling rains. that I was just thinking if there was a droning issue in Myanmar. We ate our lunches at a small opening in the walls that Venkat had found on Googleaps.
This place we found again in the pelting rains, as I was decided to dine in a nicer/cleer place than at our noon. Sitting in the dining room in our dining room, I was hoping quietly and praying that none of us would get sickened. Raaga has already been paying a high fare for my longing to travel.
The lunch was a big frustration, as were the transport, environmental contamination, rains and speech problems in Yangon. And even the bathroom in the diner was quite messy. Unnecessarily, Venkat was quite angry at me for choosing Myanmar. And he was concerned about Raaga getting ill again. Pray that the rains would stop.
Domestic Myanmar flight alone was $750 and they are known for cancelling flight cancellations without change, so if this rains did not subside by the next day, my tax liability would only increase. And not to speak of the fact that we were paying $50 per capita for the Myanmar virus.
Then we drove to Chauk HTTPyi, where there was a 70-meter-long lying Buddhahood on Venkat's schedule near the midday break. It was quite messy and the rains made it even more bad, but the lying Buddhas were breathtaking! We went to the rooftop of our hotels before going to sleep to see the views of the Shewedagon pit, and as the critics said, the views were quite good even in the pouring shower.
We awoke early, left the motel (they unpacked some sandwiches for us) to get on our 8:30 plane to Bagan. So we got an over which was less expensive than the hotel's cab fare. When Venkat saw the beautiful coffeemaker in the lounges he must have drunk at least 3 caffees.
Elderly man who sat on the plane next to Venkat was very kin. He, too, was on his way to Bagan for a Laquerware factory. When we landed in Bagan, we realized that many areas were inundated. There were some towns that seemed to be underwater and we asked ourselves if Bagan was affected, but fortunately it was not.
Myanmar has small and sometimes stinking Myanmarairairports. Once we had our luggage at the airfield, we had to settle about 25,000 kyats per capita (chat) to enter the area. The Amazing Bagan Resort was very near the international airfield. It' a very beautiful place, except for the situation.
I' m willing to go with Raaga and Venkat. So many years Venkat has not behind himself, since he mostly rode by bicycle through our hometown. So we started with Raaga in the center between us. Our streets were cloggy and rough, so our buttocks hurt a lot that evening.
Recognizing that we could not keep up, we searched for other known shrines on the menu. When we saw Alotawpyae, Gubyauk-gyi, we went to Old Bagan in search of a place for luncheon and came across the Bagan Thande as well. I' m going to sleep in this riverfront motel, but the price kept going up.
There we had a great luncheon with a nice look at the Irawaddy-Fluss. Then we drove on to another sanctuary, also named Gubyauk Gyi, but it was locked. Venkat said again and again that this was not the street we had used on the way here. Most of the places seem to be close between 1pm and 4pm, so we chose to return to the motel and relax.
Neither of us have been able to get any rest since Raaga was up. At first Htilo was a wonderful stone sanctuary made of scarlet bricks. Suddenly we were hit by a group of young salesmen who began to pack Raaga in old-fashioned clothes. I hadn' t even begun visiting the temples yet and we're already shopping for things.
So the salespeople tried to sale me a very beautiful longyi, balking at me that I wouldn't have much of an occasion to carry it and I only wanted to buy things that are under $5. I didn't like the sound of it, so I asked Venkat to go with her and see.
Then there was another sanctuary in the background and Venkat said that he didn't really felt, so we came by. Then we drove on to Ananda Tempel, which was enormous, newer with gold Buddhas. When I tried to find a parking space for my e-bike, a man said he could take me to another private sanctuary to see the sun set with far fewer people just 5 mins.
Said there was no 5 -minute sanctuary, but a 20-minute sanctuary that was less overcrowded. However, she said that the location of this pagoda was not the same as that of Shwe San Daw, so the top of the pagoda is not the same. At first Venkat went up and Raaga and I went up 2 floors.
She was quite impressed that she was climbing because every stride was higher than half her length! In fact, the views were marvellous from above, especially from the 4. Darkness was coming rather quickly, but on the way to supper there was a nice, quiet place, so we wanted to see it.
There was no power when we were there, which made the event even more special, but we started to be worried that we would get back to the motel without road lighting, so we jumped out. So we went to Old Bagan and chose to dine at the Yar Pyi instead of the Moon Vegearian one.
The meal was tasty and we took more instructions from them and drove back to our hotels. and I freaked out to find my way back to ours. A lot of cars came without headlights, some of them were random animals. Eventually, after turning into our trusted dirt street to the retreat, Raaga began to make some rhymes out loud.