|Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda|
It was then time for a lunch and then a lazy afternoon cruising south on the Irrawaddy River. I used some of this time for another fantastic massage. (I did have to miss the cooking demonstration by Chef Saw who made a pickled tea leaf salad and a ginger salad, but the few minutes I saw with Myo explaining it all was quite engaging. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to enjoy the ensuing samples.)
We tied up here for the evening. It was simply joyful watching the community coming down to the riverside to play, bath, socialize and do their wash as the sun set.
|Climbing this before daybreak is far more daunting!|
|Antique sewing machines at work|
|Yes, I am wearing a longyi|
(My shorts were too short)
|Carefully and slowly making lacquer|
|An incredibly steady hand and artistic talent etching designs|
|This Buddha seen from afar greets you with a smile|
to bring you in
|But the same Buddha, as you approach, reminds you of the|
seriousness of your purpose.
|Sometimes ya just have to laugh and something touristic.|
(Fortunately I was in the lead oxcart. Others were a little dusty by the end!)
Next up: My Reflections!