Thingyan

We are finally on our version of Spring Break!  Yesterday was the last day of school and today is the beginning of one of the most important Myanmar holidays-Thingyan.  It is the Burmese New Year and is celebrated by throwing water on any and everything.  Continue reading “Thingyan”

Love Notes

Happy belated Valentine’s Day!  Gav and I were back from out little trip in time to celebrate here in Yangon.  We did the traditional home-made card exchange and I was quite proud of my creation.  It referenced how sweaty I am and I thought I was very clever, but Gav didn’t get it.  Oh well.  I used glitter and that’s what counts. Continue reading “Love Notes”

Cooling off in Kalaw

In Myanmar there is a national holiday called Union Day on February 12th which was a Tuesday this year.  Union day is not the day they celebrate kicking out the Brits but the day when the all the regions of the country came together as one country for the first time. Now I have lived in two countries where they celebrate kicking out the Brits.  I wonder how many more I will live in.  Our school decided to make the Monday a holiday as well thus creating a nice 4 day weekend.  We decided to spend the time in Kalaw, which is a small town in the hills about 350 miles north of Yangon and not far from Inle Lake. Continue reading “Cooling off in Kalaw”

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