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Yangon: Through the Open Window (video)


WATCH: Yangon, Through the Open Window

Our night in Yangon began with finding a hotel. After seeing several hostels, we settled for a room at Beautyland II. There were a few issues including the room having broken air conditioning. The two fans kept us cool. The open window did turn out to be an opportunity for learning about Yangon life.

At 4:00am, I heard a noise like a clack on a metal tube but with a beautiful sound and then singing, a group of men singing. They were walking down the street, stopping and singing. I thought, “I wonder what they are saying.”

At 6:15am, I heard more clanging and singing. This time it was a line of red robbed male monks collecting alms.

At 7:25am, the single line of people were in pink nearly lavender robes with female voices. I videotaped the happening in the street below and went back to sleep. Starting around 8am there was clanging but it really sounded like construction. We are meant to meet Michael, Moritz and Anke at 9am as breakfast at our guesthouse, Beautyland II, ends at 9:30am. I wonder what adventures we will have today?

September 29, 2012.

This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.

 

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Lisa Niver Rajna, M.A. Education. is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six continents. She is the co-author of Traveling in Sin. You might find her underwater, traveling to an exotic location, teaching in the classroom or in print about social media, science education, lifelong learning, books, and travel. Recently on National Television as a science teacher on the show Career Day, she was also a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Niver Rajna writes for many online and offline publications including National Geographic, the Huffington Post, the Guardian and the Jewish Journal. She and her husband, George, are spending a second sabbatical year in Asia.

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  1. Amber says:

    I had a similar first morning in Yangon hearing the clink of a gong and turning around to see a stream of monks silently walk by to collect alms. Stunning!

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