Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, one of the most sacred pagodas in Burma. After 1 week in Bangkok I finally flew into Yangon with a nasty hangover. to my utter horro I discovered that you oculd no longer change travellers cheques in Burma and they don't use take credit cards so I was left with only the cash I had on me. Fortunately I met a lovely Austrian lady, Maria, who lent me $100. I spent a few days in Yangon where I saw very few tourists but was astounded by the beauty of the Schwedagon Pagoda. Stayed in a glorious old wooden guesthouse - thanks to one of Maria's friends recommendations.