27 Feb 2013 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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  • Amber
    Posted at 20:59h, 13 April Reply

    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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