Category: Travel

Winery and Ranch on Inle Lake

One of the places we visited around the Inle lake was Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery. One of our local friends recommended us to go to these places. So we put on his recommendation and went. We got to the ranch by car rented from the monastery. Upon arrival the ranch owners welcomed us […]

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Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda

During our weekend we decided to take a trip to the surroundings of Inle Lake. We rented a car in the monastery, and we went with our local guide / local celebrity, who is the most well known guy in the monastery.  So we went around 8 in the morning. The the only rule for […]

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Inle lake

Finally came the first pre-sabbath day and with him our weekend. Because in these months there are free days at sabbath and pre-sabbath days and at weekends. In principle, their month and free days are tied to the moon cycle and not to the weeks until October. With the monk who is responsible for us, […]

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Hot spring near the monastery.

I am trying to fully use my free time in the monastery. Local volunteers took the opportunity to show us the thermal spring, which is located about 45 min from the monastery. They told us in the monastery that spring has curative effects. In addition to volunteers, a few of our students also joined us. […]

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Food I tried in Yangon

Since my arrival in Myanmar I have been trying Myanmar specialties and streedfood. As soon as I accomodated, my guide took me on noodles. Food tastes are strong, they use a lot of spices and a lot of oil. I realy like the taste of Myanmar food. Now something about the dishes I tried… Mohinga […]

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First impression from Phayathauang Monastery

We reached the monastery after travelling about 15 hours with bus from Yangon. The monastery was pleasant to me right from the start. The whole complex is situated on top of a small village. Just next to the monastery gates is a kindergarten, elementary school and high school. The central point of the monastery is […]

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