Category Archives: Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

The morning sun is glinting off the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. We are driven to the lake/park in the center of Yangon and stop at a good viewing spot so we can get pictures of Myanmar’s most famous pagoda … Continue reading

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Inle Lake to Yangon, Myanmar

We travel by boat up one of the creeks that drain into Inle Lake. It is not a creek right now but a torrent. All the rain that fell on us up in the hills during our attempted hike has … Continue reading

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Inle Lake Artisans

Today is a day of artisans and SHOPPING! We travel the tourist trail not in a van but in a boat. The boat is supplied with water for thirst, ponchos for rain and umbrellas for sun. Five low chairs nicely … Continue reading

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Shwe Inn tha, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Today is a day of rest. Not planned, but we can all use a day of loafing and not one of us is complaining. We awoke this morning to a sun rise. The clouds have dispersed somewhat and the sun … Continue reading

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Trekking to Inle Lake (Almost)

The floor is hard. Both R & L and Debbie and I double up our floor mats and sleep on ½ the area thinking this will help protect our hips from the pine floor. I am not sure how hard … Continue reading

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We Start Our Trek in Myanmar

The Karma has run out. For many years we have pushed the limit on the rainy weather, rainy season in Bhutan, no rain, rainy season in Africa, no rain, Ireland, no rain, The West Coast Trail, no rain. I always … Continue reading

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Bagan to Kalaw, Myanmar

Every morning a bus load of monks gets dropped off in Bagan where they go seeking donations of food. As we exit our hotel, we see the monks getting out of the bus down the street from us. The monks … Continue reading

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Kyun Thiri, near Bagan, Myanmar

I lean over and say to Murray, with a slight lump in my throat, “It has taken me almost 20 years of traveling with you to come to this point.” He smiles and nods at me with understanding in his … Continue reading

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Bagan, Myanmar

In the 11th century there were over 13,000 temples in the immediate Bagan area. Today, it is much less as many have succumbed to age and decay. Our day of touring these astonishing structures has us visiting only eight of … Continue reading

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Monywa to Bagan, Myanmar

I’m sleeping hard, totally dead to the world. We are about 12 hours out of sync from where we left 4 days ago. We tried to sleep on the airplane on the way over and did get an hour here … Continue reading

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