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Muslim Myanmar Tour: 2010
From Botataung Pagoda to Mahabandoola Garden St. the distance of Strand Road was actually much further than it seemed on the roadmaps. And we went and went in anticipation that Mahabandoola Garden St would appear, and we could turn into it. The café's kind employees allowed us to pass the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank on the right -hand side of the road and the garden in which the Independent Monument is now.
Mahabandoola Gardens Independent Monument Observatory. That'?s the high court place I thought was a school. Because I walked through the small gateway to the guard house to ask for the entrance to this chapel, where I was immediately rejected. As I was admiring Victorian architectural design from the backyard, I realized it was English, but not like a school!
It seemed to be a favourite place to meet, as I saw several pairs here and there who met with collars under small parasols. Around the Mahabandoola Gardens are some important sights such as the Town Hall, the Immanuel Baptist Church, the Supreme Court and a renowned Sule Paya Sagoda.
When we were on our way to Mass, we found some portable coin-exchangers. There was drizzling and the thought of being in the chapel felt so inviting. We were greeted by the head of the parish and led to the upstairs. Groundfloor was like an agency. It was an old-looking, yet tidy place.
Quietly and sitting we both had a look around. The particularity of this chapel is its ceilings. Have any of the folks donated these to the cathedral? Myanmar's citizens like to know where the tourist are coming from. As we visited the bookstore of the shrine selling Buddhist literature in Myanmar, a kind eldest came and spoke to us.
As I waited for the rains to stop, I thought I'd look at the Lonely Planet chart for the synagogue and Hindu temples we want to see after our belated luncheon. So I rummaged in my pocket, I realized that my Lonely Planet was nowhere to be found. Not a Lonely Planet!
Where have I mislaid it? Be in Cleric! It' okay, Dad, it'll be in chapel, I said to myself. As the strong rains turned into a slight downpour, we drove back to the school. And I asked him if he could let me go down the hallway and he let me go.
So I walked right onto the bank I took before. Immediately after my statement he took me to a bank on the other side of the corridor and there was my Lonely Planet! We' re just leaving when we thought we'd take another rest.
We' re taking the bank behind the chapel. As the same older man took the arms of a young woman and took her down the corridor to the musical instrument of "Here Comes the Bride", we realized that we were attending a religious marriage in Yangon.
So we went to the road behind the Town Hall, looking for the 999 Shan Noodle Shop for a late dinner with a favorable reference from Lonely Planet. In the afternoon we took a cab to Museah (Moseah) Yeshua Synagogue and Sri Siva Temple. That cabbie, who seemed anxious and talked anxiously, didn't know where the place was.
This was at the intersection of Mahabandoola Road and Konzaydan St. Not sure where we would go next after turning off Merchant St into a road. We have been droped off near Theingyi Plaza, which is two blocks from our intended target.
Well, at least we knew we were on Mahabandoola Road. Darkness darkened the view in a poorly illuminated, congested road with bumpy sidewalks. On some roads there was little or no road lighting. He was a kind cabbie, and speaks more English than the one before. He' s been a cabdriver for 12 years.
He was a tourist leader 15 years ago before he became a cabbie. I' m curious because I've read several stories about Myanmar's tourist industry, among them Aung San Suu Kyi's sites, which for good reason are against it, and another one that says that it can help.
he remembered the fact that he lost his place of work 15 years ago and thought that the tourist industry was good for his nation and his state. Another rider who took us to Bago and Thanlyin had the same feeling. Over the next few get-togethers I was sad to hear about Myanmar by observing the places where I visited.