The Journey Completes (26-28 Oct 06)
Yangon Travel Blog› entry 4 of 4 › view all entries
October 26th, 2006 – by: nuij
After spending 45 min sitting on the wooden plank behind the stuffy truck, I arrived at Twante.
As I was leaving the market, I was approached by one of the many rickshaw drivers with an offer to take me to pottery place. Since I was already walking blindly in town, I agreed.
Soon I was back in Yangon, where I walked around Sule Pagoda (didn't go in as I really don't want to look at another pagoda) and to Bogyoke Market (equivalent to our Central Market in KL). Walking back to the guest house, buying fried food
off the street sellers, I make a pit stop at one the busiest spot along Bogyoke Aung San Road. I attracted a fair bit of attention sitting near where a group of Burmese men were playing chest. I guess it must be "is she Burmese? Yes? No?" million dollars question that intrigue them or that I'm the only female that shows any interest in the game.
Myanmar is not a place to go if you are to travel with the tour group. All you will see is Pagodas and Buddhas and you can only see so much. I was very lucky that I've met a lot of nice people that took care of me while I was there, especially on the day of my arrival. That kinda set the tone for the rest of the trip as it gave me more confidence travelling around. I may not remember much about the stories behind each of the pagodas and buddhas that I've seen, but I will definitely remember the people that I met and the experience I had with them.
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