The food is delicious the portions were nice and big.
After all, we missed a night. I fell asleep within a few minutes.
Electricity, which got stuck in the elevator yesterday on our second trip, went back on very quickly.
So electronics powered and until this morning at 7 o'clock we both slept really well and deeply. Despite the street, we were on the 4th floor, but the street felt like it passed our room.
Breakfast is served on the beautiful terrace. We enjoyed a mix of Asian (chicken with vegetables and spicy sauce) and omelet, toast, jam and fruit. You can't complain at breakfast, it was ok, coffee is definitely better. When we were done, we discovered rolls, so we will try one tomorrow.
The guide describes a nice walk "Tour through Yangon's history", which we started today. We then came to the Bokyoke Aung Market with the guide.
So far we have thought that Myanmar should be more expensive than other Asian countries. But we cannot confirm that. Today we paid 2 drinks in various shops for between 300 and 1000 kyat. 1000 kyat is approximately $ 0.62.
Then we are back to the market. There is the "old" and the "New Bogyoke Market", with a very modern facade and well-known brands, looks like a mall from the outside.
There are many clothes in all bright colors, gems and jewelry retailers.
You walk a few meters to Sule Pagoda Road, wide streets, lots of traffic, pedestrian overpasses, traffic lights, and nice hotels.
You will pass old buildings that contain banks and official offices. The Sule Pagoda is in the middle of the street, with a roundabout around it. You take off your shoes at the entrance, get a "deposit tag" and a sticker on your shirt / blouse, so that you have "already paid entry".
By the way, the men wear the wine-red robes and the women the light pink robes.
Since there is still a large bus station here, there is a lot of traffic and it is a bit expensive to cross the street. We had walked down Sule Pagoda Street to Strand Road and from there to the right towards Shwe Dagon Pagoda Road. If you come along the street, where there are many offices or offices, or banks, the street is full of food stalls and stalls selling fruit and vegetables, snacks and drinks.
At some point on Shwe Dagon Road, the shops became fewer and fewer. We are in a taxi and let ourselves be driven to the pagoda. We are up the southern rise. You first go up a large staircase, on the left and right of which are a lot of shops where you can buy offerings.
Then it's back to an entrance to a pagoda. Admission is paid here. The platform you run on has about 60,000 square meters. There are countless stupas and temples far too many to list here.
Here in the area there is a nice quiet, not so much hustle and bustle, you can see everything in peace. Everywhere believers sit and pray, sometimes they are also at the Buddha's feet. In the evening hours, it is also very impressive. A lot of gold and a great atmosphere.
We walked along the lake towards Summit Park View Hotel.
You pass the Mingbalar Baloon, that is the big yellow balloon, you can sit in the gondola and then float (height and price unknown to us) over the lake.
In the afternoon at half past three we were finally back at the hotel. There we are back on the beautiful terrace to drink something cold.
We also stayed at the hotel for dinner. The food is delicious the portions were nice and big.
Here are a few more impressions of the day: The tour guide got $ 2 from us.
So he can pick up a bottle of beer and something to eat. He was happy, had a lot of fun with him.
Also in the market, a saleswoman spoke to us, where we come from, We haven't seen any beggars yet, but garbage collectors. What we noticed is that there are rarely trash cans around, you have to carry around an empty bottle for a while.
The first day was very nice, it was not too hot, but all in all a lot of impressions and a lot of pictures in my head.