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  • Day83

    Rückfahrt nach Yangon...

    November 22, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Leider hieß nun schon wieder „Tata“ (Tschüss) zu sagen, denn an diesem Tag ging es zurück nach Yangon. Nach dem Frühstück im Hotel, wurden wir vom Bus abgeholt und kamen nach 8 Stunden Fahrt (zunächst angenehm trotz der kurvigen und holprigen Straßen, später jedoch nervtötend wegen des Verkehrs in der Rush Hour) sowie zwei Pausen in Yangon an. Bei einem Halt entdeckten wir aber sehr leckeren Kuchen - „Potato Pudding“ und „Banana Pudding“, die offensichtlich typisch für Myanmar sind. 😊
    Am Abend, nach dem Bezug unseren neuen Quartiers in Yangon, gab es dann noch ein leckeres Abendessen im Restaurant „Shan Kitchen“ mit leckeren Shan Nudel Gerichten (Shan ist eine Region im Osten Myanmars) und Säften. Da jedoch aktuell keine Obstsaison ist, sind die Früchte in Myanmar leider ein wenig enttäuschend...
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  • Day84

    Yangon - Shopping and Sightseeing

    November 23, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Den letzten gemeinsamen Tag starteten wir mit einem Frühstück auf der Dachterrasse des Hotels. Gestärkt konnten wir dann zur Shoppingtour starten! Es ging durch die Stadt vorbei an den schönen (aber auch verfallenen) Kolonialgebäuden zum Hauptmarkt „Bogyoke Aung San“ sowie zu einzelnen Geschäften mit burmesischen Handarbeiten. Im Geschäft „HLA DAY“ verweilten wir besonders lange - genossen einen Kaffee und plauderten mit der Inhaberin, eine Deutschen.
    Danach gingen wir zum frühen Abendessen in das Restaurant „Pansuriya“.
    An Abend verabredeten wir uns dann noch einmal spontan mit Mick und fuhren zur „SportsBar“, tranken Tower Bier („Myanmar“ Bier ist wirklich ein super tolles Bier 🍻) und snackten verschiedenes, darunter auch „Hundertjährige Eier“, die uns aber allen nicht schmeckten.
    Danach fuhren wir dann noch zu einem Club namens „7th Joint“ und tranken noch mehr Bier und tanzten... (mit unseren Flipflops und Sandalen - was hier glücklicherweise ganz normal ist) Wir dachten auch gar nicht, dass man in Myanmar so ausgehen kann, da dort im Regelfall alles ziemlich früh schließt. 😉 (aber dies scheint so gut wie der einzige Ort zu sein, wo das tatsächlich geht)
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  • Day288

    Yangon

    January 3 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Weiter ging es per Flugzeug von Bangkok nach Yangon in Myanmar. Das nächste Land auf unserer Reise, hier waren wir beide noch nie. Am Flughafen bekamen wir ohne Probleme ein “Visa on Arrival“. Wir waren auch überrascht, dass sämtliche Männer lange Röcke tragen - zuerst ein ungewohnter Anblick, aber wir finden es irgendwie cool. Das scheint hier Teil der Kultur zu sein. Mit dem Taxi fuhren wir zum Hotel, das wir an diesem Abend auch nicht mehr verließen. Wir wurden herzlich von mindestens fünf Mitarbeitern empfangen, somit war unser allererster Eindruck von Myanmar mehr als positiv.

    Tags darauf begannen wir die Stadt zu erkunden. Yangon hat 5,2 Millionen Einwohner und ist somit die größte Stadt Myanmars und gleichzeitig industrielles und kulturelles Zentrum des Landes. Bis 2005 war es die Hauptstadt, jetzt ist es Naypyidaw. Zuerst schauten wir uns einen berühmten Markt an, auf dem vor allem Textilien und Schmuck angeboten werden. Da ich (Sophia) mit meiner kurzen Hose hier wirklich auffiel und meine langen Hosen bei über 30°C einfach zu warm waren, haben wir erstmal luftige, traditionelle Röcke gekauft. Die hat hier wie gesagt jeder an - sogar die Männer. So ist das mit der Kultur hier besser verträglich und wir haben gleichzeitig schöne Souvenirs. Nach dem Marktbesuch liefen wir zum Ticketverkauf der Bahn, aber der Nachtzug nach Bagan war für morgen leider schon ausgebucht. Also Planänderung! Wir liefen durch kleine Straßen der Altstadt und waren vom Chaos nach einer gewissen Zeit ziemlich erschöpft. Es gibt keine Gehwege, und wenn dann sind sie unpassierbar. Ständig müssen sich Autos und Fußgänger sowie sämtliche andere Gefährte aneinander vorbeizwängen. Allgemein ist das Chaos hier noch bunter als in Bangkok, was schon was heißen will! Überall gibt es Straßenstände, Lärm, Verkehr und wahnsinnig viele Menschen auf den Straßen. Durch Zufall entdeckten wir eine kleine Gasse, die voll war von Straßenkunst an den Fassaden und kleinen Installationen auf dem Weg. Genau unser Ding! Danach gingen wir weiter zur Sule Pagode - ein eindrucksvolles buddhistisches Bauwerk. Wir zogen unsere Schuhe aus und stiegen die Stufen hoch. Die goldene Pagode leuchtete schön in der Sonne, und auch die vielen Altäre und Mönche waren schön anzuschauen. Uns fiel auf, dass hier in buddhistischen Anlagen das normale Leben stattfindet: Leute sitzen irgendwo auf dem Boden und essen, unterhalten sich, lesen etwas usw. Sie kommen nicht nur zum beten her, ganz anders als bei uns in den Kirchen. Platt von den neuen Eindrücken suchten wir uns ein spätes Mittagessen und wurden in einem kleinen Restaurant fündig: Die ersten typischen Gerichte die wir probierten waren Shan Style Nudelsalat (klebrige Reisnudeln mit Soße, Gemüse, Tofu, Erdnüssen und Gewürzen) und Tofusalat. Beides sehr lecker, das macht Lust tiefer in die lokale Küche einzutauchen. Den restlichen Tag verbrachten wir im Hotel.

    Tag zwei in Bagan - diesmal haben wir es andersrum gemacht und sind bis Mittags im Hotel geblieben, dann mussten wir auschecken. Unser Gepäck gaben wir unten zur Aufbewahrung und waren somit bereit, uns wieder ins liebenswerte Chaos von Yangon zu stürzen! Zuerst haben wir uns auf einem Straßenmarkt was zum Essen gesucht. Man kauert auf kleinen Hockern an winzigen Tischen, und um uns herum waren nur Einheimische. Für 60 Cent haben wir eine leckere Nudelsuppe und Tofusalat bekommen, scheinbar sind das zwei Klassiker hier. Mit Englisch kommt man hier nicht weit, aber mit Händen, Füßen und einem Lächeln kommt man immer zurecht. An einem weiteren Stand gab es zum gleichen Preis noch eine Gemüsesuppe und einen Papayasalat, der aber anders schmeckte als der in Thailand. Nachdem wir das bunte Treiben eine Weile lang beobachtet hatten, gingen wir weiter in den Kandawgi Park, wo wir lange spazieren gingen, auf den Utopia Turm stiegen und die Aussicht auf den schwimmenden Karaweik Palast genossen. Zum Abschluss des Tages haben wir uns die berühmteste Sehenswürdigkeit von Yangon angeschaut, die Shwedagon Pagode. Diese ist mit ihren 98 Metern Höhe ein imposantes Bauwerk und religiöses Zentrum von Myanmar. Die Anlage ist riesig, wir sind die Stufen auf den Berg gestiegen und einmal rundrum gelaufen. Überall sind Gebetsräume, Altäre und kleinere Stupas. Viele Gläubige helfen freiwillig und kehren den Boden, dazu stellen sie sich alle in einer Reihe auf und bewegen sich dann mit dem Besen langsam vorwärts. Die Mönche hier sind bekannt dafür, dass sie sich gerne eine Weile unterhalten, und auch wir wurden von einem angesprochen.

    Noch am Abend ging die Reise weiter, mit dem Nachtbus nach Bagan. Der Busbahnhof hat diesen Namen eigentlich gar nicht verdient, es war eher eine belebte Straße, durch die sich die Busse quetschten und mit Millimeterarbeit an Verkaufsständen vorbeirangierten. Passend zum restlichen Chaos gab es auch erstmal Probleme mit unseren gebuchten Schlafsitzen, aber schließlich bekamen wir dann doch noch das was wir gebucht hatten. Ein aufregender Start in Myanmar!
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  • Day89

    Un deuxième pas en Asie - Le Myanmar

    January 4 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Après une petite pause bienvenue à Singapour, nous voilà arrivés au Myanmar (ex Birmanie)
    Loin du confort de notre hostel avec piscine et des transports en commun propre de Singapour, on est directement catapulté dans le dépaysement dès la sortie de l'aéroport de Yangon! On choisit de prendre un bus local pour aller jusqu'au centre ville plutôt qu'un taxi 🚍😁
    Les birmans sont en habits traditionnels et il y a du monde et de l'animation partout dans les rues. Le chauffeur conduit comme un fou mais ça à l'air commun ici ! Il fait très chaud, 34°C l'après midi mais ça reste supportable.

    Après une journée d'adaptation et de repos, première visite birmane: Schwedagon Pagoda. Au centre de la ville, une immense pagode dorée qui est un temple Bouddhiste. 🤩
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  • Day35

    Kandawgi Park

    February 9 in Myanmar ⋅ 🌙 29 °C

    Mir heis hüt mau ganz gmüetlech gno. Mir si z Yangon u hei es riiise grosses Shoppingcenter gfunge wo e richtegi Bäckerei dinn het. Das isch z erste mau woni wider normaus Brot mit knusprigem Rauft ha gsee 😍. Mir heinis d Büch vougschlage u hei ziiimlech viu zit eifach dert inn verbrunge u si chli umegloffe u hei chli umegluegt. Nachdäm simer bir risegrosse Pagode verbi gloffe u no ine Park chli ga spaziere.Read more

  • Day23

    Hpa An

    February 9, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    For once we arrived at the more sensible hour of 9am, but once again we got little to no sleep. On the way to the hotel we stopped for tea and naan with lentils. Along the way to the hotel I was getting a really friendly vibe from all the locals, even more than normal! Everyone was saying hello and was super smiley, it was like being in the country side up north 😊 We were too early to check in so we just chilled out in the lobby for a while reading our books until we could. The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing and doing our laundry.

    In the evening we went to a cute little cafe for a salad and milkshake, walked around the local lake to watch sunset and finished in the night market. Unlike a lot of nightmarkets we have been to this one was really good with lots of freshly cooked food and all very tasty. We had an amazing sweet and sour chicken noodle soup, some freshly cooked chip shop type chips, a couple of meat skewers, some very stinky Tofu stuffed with tea leaf salad (bleugh) and a strawberry milkshake yum yum yum.

    The next day we got up early and were feeling adventurous. As it was early and not as hot as midday (only 33 degrees 😢) we climbed up Mount Zwegabin. We've done a lot of hiking on this trip and to be honest as we've been ill a lot our fitness level isn't as good as it was but somehow this hike felt impossible the entire way up. The hike was vertically up steps for 2 hours with little relief in terrain and it was scorching hot and humidity levels were rocket high. We were drenched head to toe. We were hoping it would take us less time but it was impossible in this heat and humidity. Towards the top we met a lot of college students who were all litter picking. They were so proud to be looking after the enviroment and really helped our mood for the final half an hour push.

    Once at the top we came to the pagoda and sat and rested for a while. A lot of locals were also at the top in tour groups. They were a good laugh and even offered us chicken bread. Now chicken bread isn't quite what you think it is. It's a very sweet croissant type bread stuffed with sweet oily hairy chicken strands. No it doesn't sound appealing and it wasn't great but we can't be rude about it. Although Will was sat there sniffing it for quite a a long time. All the ladies were giggling at him as if he was about to eat an alien.

    The hike down was just as tough to be honest, slightly quicker, but long, hot and very steep. By the time we finished the hike it was definitely time for lunch but we decided to wait till our next stop for lunch.

    Our next stop was Saddan Cave famous for its size in the area and when you exit the other side it leads to a lake where you can get a boat through caves, along the canal and through rice fields. It was unexpectedly really beautiful and very relaxing. For lunch we ate bamboo sticky rice and an avocado. I must admit I just can't get enough avocado!

    Everything took much longer than expected today so our final stop for the day was the famous bat cave. We arrived over an hour before sunset and were the only ones there. You can't actually go into the cavern of the cave, but it is famous for being a viewing point where you watch millions of bat's leave the cave after sunset fly all the way to Mawlalmyine to feed and come back every morning. When the bats start flying out, they start beating drums (actually jerry cans) and using brooms to make a swishing sweeping noise so that the bats make interesting patterns in flight. We even joined in making the sweeping noise with our mouths once the ladies stopped as it was just fascinating to watch. It is an incredible sight! I wish I could upload the videos! If you are interested just let me know and I'll send it to you on fb or WhatsApp. Its beautiful to watch.

    For dinner we went to Wadee Restaurant which is full of tourists but although very very slow it provides incredibly tasting local dishes. We sat with Simon who we met at the Saddan Cave and had a really good chat about travelling. I'm going to really miss meeting like minded people so easily. As we are getting to the end me and Will went all out and feasted like royalty. We had Prawn Curry, Chicken and Potato Curry (just like my mums at home), tea leaf salad, 2 banana milkshakes and a beer to share. We finally won a free beer too, it was a great day. I wish England had this beer game it so fun. Basically you have the chance to win cash or free beer by looking on the inside of the bottle lid.
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  • Day5

    Circle train ride in Yangon

    December 17, 2018 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Another day another adventure 🙂 One of must-do things in Yangon is circle train ride. For 200K (17 cents) you get on a 3 hours ride all around Yangon, 39 stations where you can go off and on again. Pretty awesome stuff! Today we were joined by Niao, a sweet Chinese girl who had a birthday a day before! And since this train is used by locals you meet all kinds of people, but mostly people going to and from the market, coming on a train with everything from animals, corn, building material, you name it. Oh, and food. Of course! I bought some noideawhat, some sweet fried stuff (tasted like chocolate), paid like 5 cents 😶
    After the ride was over we went through local textile and food market. I love the markets! Not sure I'd buy meat just off the table though 🤔
    Ended up going to hostel, took my bags and grabbed a Grab to the bus station. What a shitshow that is, hundred buses, everybody yelling, impossible to find a simple ATM,... Noted local guys looking at me funny for wearing my fisherman's pants. Maybe they see it as some mini skirt compared to their longyi? Not that I give a fuck 🤣 Now sitting on a nigh bus to Inle Lake (12 hours of VIP bus with TV, chairs better than airplane's business class! Yay! Not sure my stomack is okay, this road is bumpy as hell... Hope I survive 😕 Oh and saw puppies!! 😍

    p.s. I LOVE Myanmar so far!
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  • Day2

    Country Number 13 - It Feels Like Home

    January 19, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Unfortunately we had to book a dorm room as Yangon is pretty pricey for accomodation. The guy above me decided to get up and pee every half an hour, so sleep wasn't on the cards for me last night.

    In the morning we had Burmese paratha with green lentils for breakfast and sat chatting to other guests in the hostel. It was nice to be back in a social atmosphere. We jumped in the shower and wow we had proper towels, free shampoo and shower gel and hot water and proper toilets. Heaven heaven heaven!!

    Very refreshed and raring to go we left the aircon into the steamy streets. Wowzer, it was hot! Its was hot in India but this is super humid and muggy again. Back to the life of sweating continuously again haha As soon as we stepped on the streets we both breathed in really hard and smiled. We looked at each other and both felt like we were back home in South East Asia. There were street sellers everywhere selling fruit, veg you name it. I grabbed a watermelon as soon as I could. Then we did our usual of sitting on tiny stools, pointing at people's food and asking for 2. The food is so fresh, light and tasty again. Yey!!! We were the only tourist enjoying the local life and sitting in the market watching the locals go about the day. Locals were so happy and smiley here it was so nice. They'd all wave and giggle at us as we passed.

    Along the way we got a new screen cover for my phone, got a custard volovant from a bakery and then went to visit Sule Pagoda, which was really beautiful inside.

    We wandered to the independence monument and then to Kandawgi Park. There was a flower market on at the park and it was so beautiful to see all the orchids and array of Myanmar flowers arranged around the market. We carried on walking to a viewpoint and finally got there just in time for sunset to watch the lights of the Shwegadon Pagoda glow in all its golden glory over the lake. We then walked to the Pagoda, had a delicious Bein Mont (a delicious sweet pancake made from rice flour) and saw the pagoda from the outside and wow it was impressive but we decided not to go in this time. To be honest we must admit we are a bit Pagoda'd out...

    For dinner we went to Aung Mingalar Shan Noodles and it was just a perfect end to the day. The food was fantastic, the waitress was super sweet and funny and we had our first Myanmar Beer. Well you can't beat that.

    I'm not sure what it is about South East Asia countries but we feel so at home in any of the countries. The food is always so umami, the people are always so happy to see you and help, we love going to the little ladies with their one dish pots and pointing and gesturing two, we love a good old haggle, even the humidity although absolutely killer and makes us sweat throughout the day doesn't make us hate it. It just makes us so happy and homely. We just can't put our finger on it. It's amazing to be back and I feel so honoured to be spending my last month in such an exciting country.
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  • Day3

    The Not So Circular Train and Night Bus

    January 20, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We booked our first night bus for Bagan for tonight so today was about getting rest and planning around getting to the bus station which is pretty far from town.

    We had quite a lazy morning having breakfast, chatting to the other guests in the youth hostel and sharing ideas. It got to about 11am and we still hadn't showered or packed to check out, so we quickly did. By this time it was now time for lunch so we joined a German guy for Shan Noodles (it's like an Asian bolognese, seriously delicious).

    After lunch we picked up our bags and headed off to the circle line. Now we were prewarned, it's not actually a circle anymore but it was more beneficial this was anyway as it took us half way to our bus station for our night bus.

    For the first half an hour the journey was quite fun and the train wasn't too crowded but after it got very crowded, hot and stuffy. It was just one sweaty mess. The locals were very sweet though and there were some adorable tiny babies. One watched Will in amazement while he was eating an orange and then took a segment. He was adorable! Would I recommend the journey to others? It's an interesting way of watching locals go about their day but if you have been to any other SEA Country then no you don't need to do this. It was about 2 hours long and that wasn't even the whole way.

    We arrived at Insein Station pretty early so we stopped for an overpriced stir fry veg but the owner was really pleasant and chatted to us for a while and instead of getting a taxi recommended that we get a bus all the way to the station. Perfect! Even though pretty early we jumped on the bus and that was much more comfortable.

    We arrived at the station with plenty of time so sat and read our books waiting for our bus. When it came it looked super luxurious and fancy... But looks can be deceiving...
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  • Day4

    Yangon

    December 16, 2018 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    This hostel has the best beds. Like sleeping on a cloud 😊 Woke up, had good breakfast and then headed out with Damia, a French girl who joined me for breakfast. What a day - first the National Museum, to see and learn about Myanmar, its history, people, art,... Fun place, this country really has a lot of history I knew nothing about. Next stop was Shwedagon Pagoda, the biggest one, seen from all over town. Lots of people, mostly locals, praying, socializing, really peaceful place. Next we headed to te beautiful park, so nice, quiet, birds singing all the time, it was quite a walk around it. Ended up with seeing St. Mary's Church (Portuguese church) and finally - dinner. Some fancy restaurant (Burma Bistro) with amazing local food, costed like €24 for two (including gintonics, beers, deserts, you name it). Now chilling, beer and writing this :)
    Yangon is nice, big but not many tourists and streets not too busy, it is Sunday though. People are smiling all the time, very friendly, really a nice place.
    Tomorrow it's circular train time - a 0,30€ train ride around whole Yangon, should be pretty scenic I've heard 😊
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Yangon Region, Région de Yangon

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