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    • Day 108

      ein paar weitere Eindrücke in Yangon

      January 24, 2020 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Wir wollen heute den Nachtbus zum Strand nehmen. (Wir hoffen einfach mal, dass dieser angenehm sein wird). So nutzen wir noch den ganzen Tag um die Stadt etwas besser kennenzulernen.

      Fuhren zum Beispiel ein paar Stationen mit dem Zug. Viele Einheimische nutzen diesen täglich. Man könnte es fast Verkaufsfahrt nennen😅☝️. Nach und nach laufen Verkäufer mit den unterschiedlichsten Dingen durch den Zug und bieten laut sprechend ihre Ware an. Eier🥚🥚, Äpfel🍎🍏, Mandarinen🍊, Tofusalat🥗, gebratene Nudeln🍜 Mangos🥭, Reiskekse🍙, Betelnuss zum Kauen, Wasser,🥤 Brillen 👓🕶, Eis🍦🧁, sogar Madratzen 🤦‍♀️🤣🤣.. Also falls man mal irgendwas dringend kaufen möchte, einfach in den Zug steigen, Irgendjemand bietet es bestimmt an😂😅

      In der Nähe der großen Pagode sieht man ebenfalls viele Verkaufstände..hier kann man sämtliche Opfergaben, wie z.B. Blumen und Buddha Statuen kaufen🌷⚘. Viele Menschen tummeln sich hier, darunter sind, würde ich sagen, mehr Mönche und Nonnen, als Touristen zu sehen.☝️

      Myanmar ist ein sehr buddhistisches Land. Ich würde sagen, es wird hier noch stärker ausgelebt, als in den anderen bisher besuchten asiatischen Ländern. Es dreht sich alles um Spenden und Opfergaben, um gutes Charma zu erhalten.

      Vielleicht ist es euch schon im Text oder Bild aufgefallen..hier tragen nicht nur Frauen, sondern auch viele Männer die traditionellen Longhi's. Gehört einfach dazu...☝️😊 Wobei es für den Buddhismus kein Muss ist. Alles freiwillig.
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    • Day 1


      September 10, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

      Taking the first of many photos at Heathrow, Jaski and I start our adventure! We flew to Bangkok for a quick layover (and stated our 2nd day of travel) before changing planes, giving us a bird's eye view of the never-ending sprawl of Bangkok. The trip has truly started as we landed late at night in Yangon and got our first view of the Sule Pagoda. Found some dinner at a local BBQ restaurant, which seem to close early here.Read more

    • Day 1

      ++ Yangon ++

      October 30, 2017 in Myanmar ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

      KooHotel • Botataung Pagode • Kandawgyi Lake • Chaukhtatgyi Paya • getting a Longyi • Shwedagon Pagode

      Words to remember:

      Hallo: Mingalarbar!
      Danke: Kyei zu tin ba de (ausgesprochen: dschäsubadé)

    • Day 119

      Sunday is a hashing day

      September 30, 2018 in Myanmar ⋅ ☁️ 90 °F

      The trail yesterday was in town with no serious mud or muck, which was nice. Just after the beer stop, I was alone on trail and running to catch up to the main pack. The locals were mostly laughing and pointing which way to go. Except one lady. She was very upset. She grabbed my arm as I went by and yelled, "I hate you!" When I told the local hashers about the incident, they were shocked. The Myanmar people are very well known for how friendly they are to everyone, so what I experienced was definitely far from ordinary. After trail, we had a great circle with people sitting on huge blocks of ice to atone for their shenanigans. Then we were bussed back to the hotel.

      Saturday evening was an amazing buffet in the hotel ballroom, complete with two ice luges, a birthday cake, and a live band. Terrific!

      Right now, we're having circle for the hangover trail we just finished. After this, we'll walk down the street to a hotel buffet. Yummy!

      So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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    • Day 102

      A little scavenger hunt

      October 24, 2016 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Today, I took it easy to catch up on sleep, work and skype time with my loved ones.

      I did have one little adventure though: the charging cable for my phone broke and it's a type of cable which is not easily found just anywhere. So I went on a scavenger hunt of calling electronics shops, asking around, going to 2 shopping malls. I learned a lot about this city of 7 million people (which a taxi driver called a small city :) ), language barriers and wonderful, kind people. I ended up finding the cable at a little mobile shop on the side of the street and was so happy, the sales guy didn't know what was happening :-)

      The most fascinating thing to me are all the little street grocery places, that set up shop in the morning on the curb side and sell veggies, meat, nuts or fish, like in the one picture I took all day ;-)
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    • Day 120

      Monday is a day of rest

      October 1, 2018 in Myanmar ⋅ 🌧 86 °F

      Yesterday's buffet was amazing! Grilled lobster and mimosas, to name only two things. After food, we went to the pool where the champagne kept flowing. Then many of us went to a hasher couple's home. They had two beautiful and well trained golden retrievers, so I was able to catch up on my doggy love. The cat that came with the house was also very friendly and kept climbing into my lap. It was the perfect way to top off an amazing 22 days of almost non-stop hashing.

      Tomorrow I have a flight to Kuching, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. I am so excited to be going to another destination I learned about from National Geographic magazines as a kid. I love my life!

      For today, I plan to give my liver a break and make my stomach earn its keep by stuffing my face with a Hard Rock Cafe cheeseburger. My hostel is purposely only a five-mile walk away. First, though, I have to actually get out of bed. This may be difficult. 😉

      So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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