Myanmar

PaO Picnic

May 5,2012 This morning, I flew from Mandalay to Heho, where I met up with my guide for Pindaya and Inle Lake, ChiChi. Right outside of the airport, this Buddha image was sitting on the hillside. We stopped briefly at a market where we saw some of the beautiful orchids...
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More of the Pa-O Picnic

After scholarship awards were handed out in front of the council… and some young men performed the national anthem (which seemed more like karaoke, as they were acting like rock musicians on stage…they were having a lot of fun!)… …there was a procession of first the mothers (the older women...
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Ava and other Mandalay sites

May 4, 2012, afternoon After our morning boat ride to Mingun, we headed to the bustling Zegyo market… …where my guide bought marbles for his two girls. (I told him that I used to also play marbles when I was a little girl growing up in Kentucky). After a wonderful...
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Mingun

May 4, 2012, morning We headed out via boat on the Irrawaddy (this seems to be spelled many different ways) River, on our way to Mingun. Some of the sites we passed along the way included this barge, made out of bamboo, which is used to transport teak wood along...
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Yangon to Mandalay

May 3, 2012 Happy birthday to my sister, Susie, back in the US! I had an early morning flight today to Mandalay, a city of 2 million people. Upon arrival, my local guide, Aung, met me, and we headed to Amarapura and the U Bein Bridge. This bridge was constructed...
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Quick update from Myanmar

I have finished two days at Mandalay, then went to Pindaya to see the cave with almost 9,000 Buddha images. Am now finishing up two days at Inle Lake. While I have wifi here, the signal is not strong enough to load up all of my pictures. I’ll catch up...
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Markets in Yangon

May 2, 2012 This morning we went to the market in Yangon.  It is housed in an old, historical building with some wonderful details.  And there was lots of variety and colorful goods…woven items, jewelry, including precious stones, wood carvings, marionettes, etc.. …and outside some beautifully presented veggies… We then went...
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Arrived in Yangon, Myanmar

May 2, 2012 I arrived in Myanmar yesterday afternoon, where I was met by my guide, Frankie (real name Nyi Nyi). I was introduced to Nyi Nyi by my friend, Sue, in Vietnam. He is a wonderful person, and according to Wanderlust Magazine, one of the top ten guides in...
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>Day 40. Last day in Myanmar.

>(posted Day 44)So…. After my shower yesterday afternoon, we walked up to see what it was we had gone to so much trouble for……Golden Rock…. This is a geological phenomenon. You can’t even see it that well in this photo, but only a very small portion of the rock is...
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