It is freezing cold outside and I feel like a bear that hibernated. I decided not to go against nature and try to take it slowly but unfortunately unlike an animal I can’t hide in my cave for months as I have stuff to do. To motivate myself and use this freezing weather to my advantage I decided to go through my pictures, get them organised and share a few of them with you.
So here’s a photo journal of my trip to Myanmar. It was one of the most exciting countries that I visited and I took so many pictures that I decided to split it in half.
I flew from Hanoi to Yangon and so that’s where my journey began…
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Men wearing longyi
Betel leaves are popular in Myanmar. It tastes soapy but it was worth a try
You can buy oily snacks on the streets
If you want to buy souvenirs visit Bagzoke Aung San market
Buddhist nuns collecting alms. Pink robes are unique to Myanmar
I had to visit the famous Shwedagon pagoda
Around the stupa you can find the animal representing the day of the week you were born on
In the pagoda you have to cover your shoulders and take your shoes off. Even in the toilet which is quite disgusting
I love how buddhist share their space with animals
The best time to visit Shwedagon pagoda is before sunset so we can marvel at its glowing beauty after sunset
If you’re tired take the circle train, which runs around the city
The train station is interesting enough in itself..
… but there’s a lot to see from the train, too.
Taking the train is a great way to meet the locals
It takes 3 hours travel around the city but the train takes you to places that you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise
Don’t forget abot sun protection. Use tanaka, this yellowish white paste that has been in use for centuries
I heard a lot of horros stories about food in Manmar but it was a pleasant surprise. I loved almost everything I tried