Friday, August 31, 2012

Back with An Introduction II

So Let's continue my vacation!
Day 2, we went to see some local business that makes palm sugar, palm wine, etc with mainly primitive methods and manual labor. Then we headed to our destination - Popa - "monkey mountain" according to moi! Popa is another holy mountain for Buddhist, which is about 1 hour drive from Bagan, and it's well known for the pagoda on top of the mountain and the monkeys living there. Ala, before I visited there, I thought monkeys would be cute and nice but reality says otherwise. Climbing up hundreds or thousands of stairs while paying attention to those smart, naughty and sneaky monkeys was quite difficult for the time being! But as we got to the top of the mountains, the landscape view and prayers of other people made it all worth it!
Leaving the craziness behind, we headed to a resort for lunch and just spent the evening in the hotel, dipping into the warm pool with a great Bagan view....
PS: I hope you don't get discouraged by my monkey talk, and actually go there and enjoy the funny 
moments! :)

Since I was away for so long, I am catching up with hundreds of things to do and to share with you, hope I can keep the pace of uploading once every 2 days xx crossing fingers xx
Have a productive day my loves!
~ Love ~

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back With An Introduction!

Hello everyone!
It's been so long that I don't even dare to count how long I have been away...after taking a break, settling down, having friends reunion, etc etc, now I'm back!!!
As soon as I landed here, all I was thinking was how to introduce Myanmar to you all, some of whom might still have to look at the map to locate where it is... :/
Luckily, I got a vacation with my friends awhile ago, and here we go - we will start with Bagan!!! Actually, Bagan is the perfect place to begin Sunshine's Diaries in Myanmar! With thousands of temples or pagodas in your sight, every single one of them has its own story to contribute to our culture and history... So, even after visiting a very few of them, you might already know more Myanma history than I do!!!
That's why the first thing that we did as soon as we landed there was visiting some of the famous temples!!! It was truly amazing how magnificent and peaceful they were, decorated with gold, flowers and candles.... 
After the spiritual moment, we went biking around the hotel, feeling like a local! I would say it is another must-do in Bagan simply because you can see much more about the city itself while you bike. Ohh...biking along sunset would make you feel like living the painting ok (just a tip)!!! 
That is for the first day of my trip and here are some photos for you all. :)
Traditional Tea Salad!
 My pictures didn't capture even the slightest beauty of Bagan at all, so I hope you can come see it yourself!!! ;)
Hoping to see you all here!!!
~ Love ~