Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Temple to Temple

It's taken me over a week to add the second video part of the journey to Bago... and there's still a third part to come!

In other news, the monsoon continues.  The leaks in my roof have been getting worse, and the landlords have promised that their contractor would come in and fix the worst of it.  The only problem is that we need to wait for a dry, sunny day for them to do the work, and I doubt we'll see one of those until October.

I'm enjoying work. Half my classes now are corporate classes taught at their locations, so although the travel can be a bit tedious at times, it's nice to get out and into other parts of Yangon. They also treat me like an honored guest when I come to teach, so that's nice too.  My other classes are here, but they're Business English courses.  All-in-all, I've gone from being a specialist in teaching teenagers to corporate trainer guy. I'm enjoying the variety.

Found out that I'm getting a weeks vacation during the the third week of September, a mere six weeks from now. This is exciting news, but I can't decided where I want to go.  It's down to three candidates: Medan, a city in the northern Sumatra in Indonesia; Penang, on the west coast of Malaysia; or stay  in Myanmar and see the sights here.  I really want to go back and visit Indonesia some time soon, but there are no direct flights and it would mean I'd be spending one night in Bangkok there and back.  Penang looks beautiful and is easily accessible.  Here, it will still be the rainy season and not an ideal time to be traveling in a country with challenged infrastructure.  I was thinking I'd save Myanmar for the Christmas break. 

Decisions... decisions...


  1. Sounds like the teaching gig is really going great. Penang would be a wonderful place for you to visit so I can see what it's like.

  2. Oddly, I was just reading about this place earlier today.

  3. By "this place," I mean the location with the giant, reclining Buddha.


Discovering Northwest Myanmar 16: Kataung to Mandalay

I call them "Burmese Doughnuts". They've got another name, but essentially, it's fried bread. The three-week adventur...