Because pictures are worth a thousand words.
The view outside my window on the way to Mt Kyaiktiyo
These are the trucks that transported us up to Mt Kyaiktiyo
En route to Mt Kyaiktiyo on a truck of very questionable safety
Are we at a flea market? No, that’s all of us on ONE truck up to Mt. Kyaiktiyo
Mt Kyaiktiyo — in my opinion, Burma’s most incredible religious monument
Mt Kyaiktiyo at sunset
Pilgrims rubbing the Golden Rock — releasing gold leaf into the atmosphere
Sunset by Mt Kyaiktiyo
Mt Kyaiktiyo sunset
Making my way down on a truck from Mt Kyaiktiyo — one of the crazier experiences of my life. Nothing except a horizontal pole (shown) to hang onto and a wooden slat to sit on at the very back of a truck on a very bumpy journey down the mountain. Thank you to the kind Burmese who literally held me to make sure I didn’t fall off as the truck weaved through the turns down the mountain!
Nuns coming down from a pilgrimage to Mt Kyaiktiyo
Coach buses operate differently in Burma from Megabuses that we know back home. Aircon? What’s that? Also — the bus never actually gets full.
The most precious little boy in thanaka (traditional Burmese makeup/sunscreen).