Today is the first full moon of the Myanmar New Year. There have been monks speaking all weekend in front of the hotel, and today the monks collected their donated food items and toiletries.
Then people tossed money from the upstairs apart... Read more
I've talked about our diving in several locations - here's a short video of scuba diving in Thailand. Very similar to our dives in Myanmar, the Solomon Islands, etc. Except each dive site is different, each dive is different. And I've never s... Read more
We did a two tank dive on Sunday. Well, really two dives, each with a single tank, and a 45 minute break in between.
Lionfish! Clown fish! Nudibranchs! All kinds of coral, tons of fish, plus the SP fitness tracker claims I burned 1200+ ... Read more
We had quite the adventurous time getting to the beach - our flight was cancelled and we were put on a different airline. But didn't get this information until we were on the way to the airport. And of course the new flight was about 2 hours B... Read more
Really, who knew there was a synagogue still functioning in Myanmar? We sure didn't!
Beautiful building, amazing history, and we're planning to attend services on Friday evening.
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We didn't really eat with them, we arrived just as the monks were leaving - but we had a traditional Myanmar New Year lunch. And made a donation to the monks, who then wished us prosperity and good health and all that stuff. It was quite inter... Read more
Had a great day on the lake, motoring around in a little longboat and visiting cottage industry workshops - silversmiths, weaving, boatswains, and even the women who wear the rings around their necks. It was fascinating, and I like supporting t... Read more
Oh my - I was right out there dancing in the street under a spray of water, shooting up in the air from a fire hose! This is one of the funniest and craziest festive occasions I've ever seen - and in 100 F (35 or so C), it really is refreshing ... Read more
We're in Bagan, Myanmar - this is the place with some 3000 temples, pagodas, and stupas. Plus monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns. We're in a gorgeous (and inexpensive) hotel, temperatures have hit 108 F (42 C?), and the water festival star... Read more
I had a most interesting tour around the outer parts of Mandalay - watched 1300 monks line up for lunch. And saw monks who were graduating from being novices. Saw countless Buddhas. Even took a ferry, and toured an island on the back of a mot... Read more
It's been a busy day - I found lovely young women getting ready for a traditional Thai dance at our hotel. Then I met Prince Charming at the airport. And then, we flew to Mandalay, city of legend and mystery. Where it really is just very dust... Read more
We weren't washing the fish, we watched the hotel staff washing the koi. I think the koi enjoyed it.
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We also have a great view of the city skyline. And ... Read more
Not our most exciting week, but the flowers at our hotel are gorgeous! (I can always find something to enjoy, even when I'm sick. Always positive somehow.)
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We went to Otres Beach, a quiet and mellow and GORGEOUS beach, and had a wonderful day. Hoped to get back, but I came down with dengue. (Mosquitoes love me.)
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It just started drizzling, but we're by the beach, the air is warm and filled with floral fragrances, and life is relaxed and wonderful!
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And we had ... Read more