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October 8, 2017

Myanmar Day 5 | Thoughts En Route Back to Manila & Myanmar Impressions

Myanmar Day 5 | Thoughts En Route Back to Manila & Myanmar Impressions

Myanmar Day 5 | Thoughts En Route Back to Manila & Myanmar Impressions 
Flying in two airplanes and crossing timezone, I carried my luggage and hundreds of photos with me on our way back to Manila. 




Break: I think this Myanmar Travel Blog Series is the first personal/unsponsored travel that I got to document and fully published in this blog. It is usually the personal travels that I do no get to document  here :) Thank you @anagon for the motivation!

The trip to Myanmar is a totally different adventure for me and trip of many firsts - first long layover, first time traveling with a girl friend, first time traveling with Ana (for a non-sponsored trip) and first time taking a night bus. I was out of the comfort zone and I didn't have someone I have always been comfortable with to comfort me. Thankfully, Ana and I understood each others' needs for space, me-time and social media time  :D 

Every travel I learn new things about myself - just like I learned that I cannot just instantly learn something out of need (like riding a bike) and that I can actually go around with just a small bag (hello @shopstylecat!) and just the "real" essentials. Why do I am such a Tita that I bring a lot of stuff in my bag?  

Myanmar Day 5 | Thoughts En Route Back to Manila & Myanmar Impressions
Myanmar Day 5 | Thoughts En Route Back to Manila & Myanmar Impressions
Myanmar Day 5 | Thoughts En Route Back to Manila & Myanmar Impressions

I realized that I am okay to walk barefoot (I hate the thought of being barefoot!) and to endure the heat of concrete floor and marble tiles - all in the name of immersion and respecting other people's place of worship and cultural heritage. 

I learned that I do not really like waiting - even for beautiful sunsets and sunrises;  and I just want to catch them by chance. Just like falling in love. 

Myanmar treated us well - with a nice sunny weather and good people that we encounter. The country is very relaxed with only a few people in the streets. They are very simple - and we felt somewhat fancy in our colorful dresses and dangling tassel earrings. They always give us a look of amazement, which I do not mind. Traffic can be bad at times though (but not as worse as Manila's). Uber and Grab taxis are good transportation options - but do not expect fancy private cars. 
The food is mainly cooked with curry which are relatively affordable and most restaurants even offer complimentary appetizers and desserts. 

We landed in Manila almost midnight and new adventures were waiting for us. 

I take lesser and lesser photos nearing the end of the trip, and here's the last one I have taken that truly summarizes how I felt about this trip. 

Harry's Chiangi Airport


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