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April 6th 2006
Published: April 6th 2006
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Being LameBeing LameBeing Lame

Re-enacting the cover of the lonely planet book. gotta love it
I'm alive!!!

No Internet in Northern Myanmar.

Interestingly enough there actually is no Bay in Mandalay. The Vegas Hotel is I guess made up. Lying liars and the lies they tell. (There's a casino in Vegas called Mandalay Bay)

Mandalay is hot, dirty, and full of poverty. I only stayed here for 3 days, and though I enjoyed myself, I can easily say this is my least favorite city.
I'd have to say the coolest things are the Four Ancient Cities, and the Walls of the Palace (not the pallace), oh and of course the Chapatis place that serves unbelievable indian food.

The one thing that really bothers me or should I say effects me in this citty is all the poverty. Example: I saw this lady begging for money in front the nylon ice cream shop. She was so skinny and the baby was the smallest thing I have ever seen. I gave her 50 cents which is a huge amount of money here. I later found out that another tourist took her to the hospital only to find out that she had AIDS and TB and refused help. AHHHH terrible. Big breath
Monk LifeMonk LifeMonk Life

Chilling that's there job. They do it so so well.

Met some group of students who go Mandalay mountain and wear shirts that say "Speak to Me in English." Thought it was cool untill they told me they were Mormon and they friends Mr and Mrs Mormon taught them English, probably in exchange for their denouncement of Buddhism.

I have so so many pictures but the computer is painfully slow and I mist get on with my life. Mayve more later.

Don't really have much to say. Check out the pictures:


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Ubei BridgeUbei Bridge
Ubei Bridge

Sunset from the 200 year old Teak walking bridge.
Moustache BrothersMoustache Brothers
Moustache Brothers

The guy on the far left, Par Par Lay, was imprisoned for 7 years. Why? Cuz he told a joke about the govt.
Filling the GeneratorFilling the Generator
Filling the Generator

I came to use the internet, thus they had to put petrol in the generator and turn on the power. Wow.
Cool Makeshift SailCool Makeshift Sail
Cool Makeshift Sail

Patches of Red
CHA-PA-TISCHA-PA-TIS
CHA-PA-TIS

So so good. Do we have these in the states? Not NAN, Chapatis
85 US cents....85 US cents....
85 US cents....

Amazing food. Cha-pa-tis


8th April 2006

Your next job should be ...
A monk, you love them so much. Miss you bud, lots of love Lloyd
9th April 2006

Nice blog!
I completely agree with the Mandalay Bay thing, and we did the exact same thing with the Lonely Planet cover pose! I think I might have seen you on Mandalay Hill
3rd June 2006

nice pic
hahaha .. I love that Lonely Planet cover imittaion pic!

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