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.

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

One response to “Yangon: Through the Open Window (video)

  1. 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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