|Arrived in Myanmar to an overwhelming heat (40 degrees) and a friendly tout, so we checked into the very pleasant Motherland inn II guesthouse, had some breaky, a nap, and a shower before the afternoon brought a walking tour of Yangon (not intentionally, we of course walked the wrong way...) We visited the Sule Pagoda near the city centre and were very quickly befriended by an english speaking monk named Indavonsha. He wnted to practice his english and we wanted to learn about buddism and the temples so we set off together to visit the Schwedagon Pagoda (one of Myanmars most prized sights - a massive golden chedi surrounded by temples, budda's and gardens). He explained monkhood, some of the history behind buddism, and the meanings of various budda statues & structures. Definitely an insightful day. We found a new appreciation for the poeple, the religion, and the sights we were seeing. Unfortunately learning a new language every month has proven to be quite difficult, so the food choices have been limited to fried rice and fruit but hopefully that will change soon!