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Onwards from Twanty to the Town of Danyubu

MOVING ON NORTHWARD, I THINK WE ARE NOW ON THE AYEYARWADY RIVER or IRAWADDY AS IT WAS KNOWN PREVIOUSLY.

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Here's the group, loaded into limousines for the ride to an old monastery ... No expense spared ..

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Arriving at the monastery entrance, it's shoe removal time while we wait for the guide to explain what we are about to see. I did not listen. i never listen.

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The village kids must have heard of our arrival & start to accumulate.

Here we pop into a classroom where a monk explains something but I did not listen. You can just make out a boy on the floor by the desk.

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The guide carries on chatting to the group while I wait outside .. this is the school from the outside ..

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More & more kids ..

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This could be the worlds largest fruit, the Jackfruit - or not.

Lovely old buildings in the grounds ..

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Monks laundry ..

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Now you will be able to see what I mean about the smiling females of Myanmar. This little cutie is showing her lovely smile when the camera is not pointing at her ...

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... and now she stops smiling ..

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all the group were inside the building listening to the guide. I sat on the bench outside with the kids. They are fascinated with the camera & I took a lot more photos here than I am showing.

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The group came out of the building & Penny was so enamoured of the scene of me surrounded by all these children on the bench that she insisted I give her my camera to take a photo us. I don't know what she did but the was no image on the camera.

Here's mum to several of the kids ..

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We move on through the complex & the kids decide to pose for their super-model pictures

But - No smile ..

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And - No smile ..

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A hint of a smile, just coming, maybe.

They were a great bunch of kids. Not trying to sell us anything. Just there all the time.

Curious about us I think.

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Here is the lady cooking for the monks who we could hear chanting but saw very few.

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and here is where the monks live ... with just a glimpse of one.

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Back on the limousines for the ride back to town ...

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This is a pretty little town. Somewhat more affluent than the last we visited.

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... of course - a bit of shopping in the local market ... .

I tried to buy one banana from a lady there. My smallest Kyat note was the equivalent of about a dollar & I offered this. Of course she could not change it and wanted to sell me a bunch of bananas & I still would have got change. I persisted about only wanting one banana but she insisted I take two & put them in a small bag for me - NO CHARGE.

Very nice of her but she got the dollar anyway. Lovely lady.

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A pleasant end to a fine day on the Ayeyarwady.

If anyone is interested in a boat ride like this I think Sophy at RED IXORA has one she can offer.

Posted by hasbeen 09:30 Archived in Myanmar

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