3rd Apr 2015 - Burma
A mini summary of my trip, plus a few useless facts!
Days Taken: 14
Miles covered: 1841
Internal flights: 2
Forms of transport used: 4 – plane, boat, bus, balloon
Number of people on tour: 15
Buddha’s seen: 8000+
Temples seen: 2217+
Average Temperature: 38 degrees
Mars Bars Eaten: 2
The limestone Padah-Lin Caves in western Shan State contain paintings that could be over 13,000 years old.
One of the biggest meteor showers in modern history filled Burma’s sky in 1885. Locals saw it as an omen of the end of their kingdom.
The 1988 demonstrations were sparked by a students’ fight at the Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIOT)!!
Bright red robes are usually reserved for novice monks under 15, darker colours for older, fully ordained monks.
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