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This gallery contains 34 photos.
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The computer at our hotel here in Hanoi, Vietnam only had a USB connection and would not let me download my pictures to this computer, so I had to borrow these photos from the Internet. (Disclaimer: Please note that we do not own nor take any credit for any of these photos whatsoever.)
In order to drive in Yangon, Myanmar you need to know 2 things about driving! 1) How to use your horn and 2) Yup, you guessed it! How to use your horn! Oh yeah, I forgot 3) You have to be aggressive! Be, be aggressive! And how to use your horn!
We flew out of Buriram, Thailand with much ease to Bangkok. From there we had a 3 hour layover, where Dr. Gloria and myself enjoyed some Tom Yum soup! Dr. Bill had left by the time Dr. Gloria and myself were finishing some of our last bites! They one thing I never asked, but she already knew…this soup is CRAZY SMOKING SPICY HOT! I was sweating and my lips were on fire! Dr. Gloria continues to say over and over, “I love this spicy food!” Even she agreed that it was pretty spicy and that she was sweating too!
Here is a picture of the front of the airport along with the arch of the airport. We arrived in Yangon, Myanmar early in the afternoon and quickly learned that unlike Thailand, speed wasn’t probably going to kill us here but we were either going to go deaf from the consistent horn blowing or we might end up in a fender bender with all of the organized chaos of having to thread the needle in and our of traffic! Here’s a link about Myanmar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar
Here is a picture of some of the congestion of 6 million people that live in the capital city. Also a picture of one of the many buses that still operate today along with a colectivo shuttling the common folk and school kids!
We went to the grocery store called Ocean and bought a bunch of stuff for The Seeds of Hope Myanmar Orphanage called Precious Gems Childrens Home where we dropped off some food, colouring books, crayons, and soccer balls! My two hand puppets Lizzy and Rosie agreed that they wanted to stay with the children!
The children were delighted to see us and recieve all of their presents. As each new item got revealed, they all exclaimed, “Whoooooooooh! louder and louder! It was such a cool feeling to had witnessed that in person! Check out the link below for more information and how to get involved:
We concluded our 2nd full day in Myanmar by visiting the Shwedagon (Golden) Pagoda! This photo doesn’t do this place justice, as it was just too surreal to be real! Click on this link for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwedagon_Pagoda
Once I am able to upload my photos from a different computer, I will either add to this blog and/or create a whole new one! We took lots of photos and lots of the orphanage, so we’d love to share them with you!
Sherry had joined us today in Hanoi, Vietnam , so now there were 6!
Thanks for reading and good night everybody!
Today , was a very long day, a bus with 20 more students came to the clinic, we all were very tired at the end of it but we are all excited about tomorrow.
More pictures to follow tomorrow …..
It has been a busy 2 days treating the children from near by villages and the elders. Lots of needed dentures but unfortunately not enough to go around, although allot of fillings and extractions to get people out of pain.
Hard to send the elders away without any dentures when some have walked a very long way :(. Doing what we can with what we have… making a difference no doubt, but never seems enough.
Day 1 was a busy day getting ourselves organized, it didn’t take us long to get into the groove and apply our skills. Replaced some missing teeth , and created allot of smiles!
Tomorrow brings another day of children in need ,we are
looking forward to making a difference!