All that’s left are these beautiful memories we made along our journey. These moments that are imprinted in my mind, my being. Myanmar made my magical life come to life. It was like I found pieces of my heart when I traveled through this Golden land.
My heart almost exploded
I felt myself looking in full amazement once I arrived in vibrant Yangon. “Breath in breath out Jess, calm the fuck down. Your heart may explode from excitement and love. I mean can you fall in love with a country?” I’m looking at the traffic and different people in Yangon with my mouth wide open. Shit, it hits me right in the face; This is not a culture shock these are shocks of amorousness. Boom, straight in the heart!
I have never seen so many people all together in my life. Everywhere I look something is happening; a natural chaos. People are selling fruit, walking with boxes on their heads. And everywhere you look people are wearing traditional clothing. See three little boys give some money to a homeless guy on the street. Yes, these sorts of things are going to my head right now.
I don’t see any neon lights and capitalist slogans. I’m in total shock and I’m shaking inside my body. It exists! It’s so authentic and beautiful a tear starts rolling down my cheek.
Myanmar I just know you for a second and I don’t know what this all is but you are doing something magnificent with my heart; It’s wide open to receive magic.
Don’t forget to take the circular train once you are in Yangon. This train will take you on an amazing 3-hour ride around the city for only 100-200 kyat which is only 10-20 cents for a ride! You have to buy tickets in person (or a travel agency) on platform 7.
The Yangon Circular railway was built during the colonial times by the British. The railway has 39 stations and is the cheapest way for the locals to travel through the city.
Young woman selling water and sweets.
Stumbled apon a beautiful forgotten treasure; The Bombay Burma Press.
Find some peace of mind while walking around Inya Lake; Yangon’s number 1 parc. Combine this visit to relax a bit after visiting the famous Golden Shwedagon pagoda .
Shwedagon pagoda; one of the most beautiful pagoda’s I have seen in my life. This moment that I captured was soooo mystical, words cannot express this moment. These golden statues/temples made a beautiful contrast against the dramatic gray sky. All of the sudden the wind came and showed off its beauty by blowing the yellow colored leafs around us.
Myanmar is truly magical.
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