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SHUNSUKE IWAIさん: SIW
ハンドル名SHUNSUKE IWAI さん
ブログタイトルSIW
ブログURLhttp://shunsukeiwai.blogspot.com/
サイト紹介文WELCOME ABOARD.
自由文Creative Director. Singer. Hotel maniac. Airplane geek. Frequent flyer. Not a pilot, yet.
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更新頻度(1年)情報提供183回 / 365日(平均3.5回/週) - 参加 2009/04/26 01:38

SHUNSUKE IWAI さんのブログ記事

  • BELMOND GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE: THE MAIN BUILDING
  • The more than 90-year-old main building that has large openings and high ceilings is organically connected with the external environment.90年以上の歴史があるメインビルディングは大きな開口部と高い天井を持ち、外の環境と自然な感じでつながっている。So it's a pleasant place for breakfast....だから、朝食のテーブルも・・・...and an afternoon tea break.午後のティータイムも、とても心地良い。 [続きを読む]
  • BELMOND GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE: AT THE POOL
  • Spent almost a whole afternoon at the pool. The pool had a large deep end. And that made me feel like I was swimming in a natural pond.午後をずっとプールで過ごす。このプールは深い部分が多く、どこかの池の中で泳いでいるような気分になる。Suddenly I was visited by a pair of beautiful peafowls.突然、美しい孔雀のペアが現れた。 [続きを読む]
  • BELMOND GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE: CHECK-IN
  • This is my second home in Yangon following the Strand. It looks like a resort in the jungle, but this hotel run by Belmond, former
    ly known as Orient-Express Hotels, is located in city center. As its name implies, the two-story teak mansion built in 1920―the
    current main building with restaurants, shops, and a bar―served as the official home of the governors of the British Crown Colon
    y of Burma. [続きを読む]
  • CHICKEN CUTLET FOR BREAKFAST
  • Flying back to Yangon on the same 738 as the one I flew on from Yangon. Several Buddhist monks got on board together and that made me feel this flight was safer.往きにヤンゴンから乗ってきた便で使われていたものと同じ738でヤンゴンに戻る。お坊さんが何人か一緒に乗り込んできたので、いつも以上に安全に飛べる感じがした。An exotic tropical bird is on the tarmac. She is the ATR 72-600 operated by Mandalay-b [続きを読む]
  • A CULINARY EXPLORATION OF MANDALAY
  • Myanmar is located at the crossroads between China, India, and Thailand. And Mandalay is at the center of the country. So it'
    s no surprise at all that the city has a great food culture. I found an untouched paradise of Asian food.ミャンマーは中国
    、インド、タイに囲まれている。そしてマンダレーは、そんなミャンマーの真ん中にある。だか
    ら素晴らしい食文化があるに決まっている。まだ手付かずの状態で残されて [続きを読む]
  • THE GOLDEN SUNSET
  • Again, I took an escalator in bare feet to watch the sunset at the top of Mandalay Hill.再び裸足でエスカレーターに乗り、マンダレーヒルの頂上へ夕陽を見に行く。Waiting for the sun to set hearing the voice of a monk chanting was some kind of meditation.お坊さんのお経を聞きながら日没を待つのは、瞑想のような体験だった。 [続きを読む]
  • MANDALAY CITYSCAPE
  • Mandalay's downtown has gridded streets with large blocks and it is surrounded by sprawling suburbs which are less attractive
    . In a way, it's like LA. This is definitely a unwalkable city especially in scorching heat. And because the city doesn'
    t have regular public transportation, you need to hire a taxi, or rely on a motorcycle taxi most likely driven by a regular person
    rather than a profession [続きを読む]
  • THE WORLD'S LARGEST BOOK
  • Stupa, stupa, and stupa. I took a walk from Kuthodaw Pagoda, which has more than 700 white stupas, to Sandamani Pagoda, which incl
    udes more than 1700 white stupas. That was too many stupas to see in one day. Each stupa at Kuthodaw Pagoda has a stone tablet ins
    cribed with Buddhist texts in it. And each tablet represents one page of the story. So, as a whole, the pagoda is regarded as the
    world's la [続きを読む]
  • THE NIRVANA OF WOOD CARVING
  • Next stop is Shwenandaw Monastery. This historic building made from teak wood is the ultimate expression of wood carving. It was o
    riginally part of the Mandalay Palace and later became a monastery after being moved to its current location― a few blocks east
    of the palace. It is said the relocation eventually saved the building from WWII bombing since a majority of structures in the pal
    ace were de [続きを読む]
  • ALL ALONG THE BURMESE WATCHTOWER
  • After visiting Mandalay Hill, I went to the Royal Palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The original palace was burnt to ashes by a
    fierce battle between the Imperial Japanese Army and British troops during World War II. So this is a replica.マンダレーヒ
    ルの次は、ビルマ最後の王朝の王宮へ。オリジナルの王宮は、第二次大戦中の日本軍とイギリス
    軍による激しい戦闘によって灰になってしまった。だから、これは [続きを読む]
  • CLIMBING MANDALAY HILL WITH A MAP OF MIYAGI
  • Climbing up Manadalay Hill, a main feature of Mandalay which has the Sutaungpyei Pagoda at its top. The hill is a major pilgrimage
    site for Burmese Buddhists and you can choose to walk up 1700+ steps to reach the pagoda. However, I chartered a taxi due to extr
    emely hot and humid weather. The van I got was apparently a secondhand car brought from Japan and still had a Japanese navigation
    system who [続きを読む]
  • MANDALAY HILL RESORT HOTEL PART3
  • This hotel only has an old-school online booking system which requires you to submit a form then wait for a reply (So I booked thr
    ough Expedia instead) . And some of their web pages are broken. That made me a little suspicious about their quality. However, Man
    dalay Hill Resort was a really nice hotel with very hospitable staff. I also liked the laid-back, chilled atmosphere which can be
    found in e [続きを読む]
  • MANDALAY HILL RESORT HOTEL PART1
  • Checked into Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel. I got a nice suite with a balcony on the top floor. This hotel was once a Novotel, a bran
    d of French hotel group AccorHotels. And they say Accor will soon take over the management again. Now everybody is seeking opportu
    nities in Myanmar.マンダレーヒルリゾートホテルにチェックイン。バルコニーがついた、なかなか良
    い最上階のスイートをもらった。ここはその昔、フラ [続きを読む]
  • THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
  • On final to Mandalay. So many temples on the ground.マンダレーに向けてオン・ファイナル。地上はお寺だらけ
    。Arrived at Mandalay International. Our neighbor is a A319 of Myanmar Airlines International whose operation was started as a jo
    int ventures between Myanma Airways―the former name of Myanmar National Airlines I just flew with―and a Singapore-based compan
    y.マンダレー国際空港に到着。隣にいるの [続きを読む]
  • A ONE-YEAR-OLD 737-800
  • Flying to Mandalay with Myanmar National Airlines. I could book my flight, purchase a ticket, and even select a seat easily online.ミャンマー・ナショナル航空の便でマンダレーに向かう。予約とチケットの購入だけでなく、シートのアサインまでオンラインで簡単にできた。Business class passengers can ride a dedicated ramp bus to the remote gate.ビジネスクラスの乗客は、専用のランプバスで沖止めゲートまで連れて [続きを読む]
  • CURRY DAYS
  • In Yangon, I had a curry for almost every meal except for breakfast. I never got tired of them.ヤンゴンでは朝食以外のほぼ毎食がカレー。でも、まったく飽きない。And sometimes noodles.たまに、麺。 [続きを読む]
  • THE STREETS OF YANGON PART2
  • A majority of vehicles on Yangon's streets are secondhand cars imported from Japan. Many of them still have Japanese decals o
    n it and some of them still keep the Japanese car navigation system, which is now useless, on their dash. These used cars have the
    steering wheel on the right side even though they have to be driven on the right side of the street. And people don't seem t
    o care about it at a [続きを読む]
  • THE STREETS OF YANGON PART1
  • The heat is unbearable, but walking the streets of Yangon is fun. Things like signboards written with the charming Burmese alphabe
    t, Art Deco buildings that suddenly appear, and details of temples please my eyes.耐えられないほど暑いが、ヤンゴン
    のストリートを歩くのは楽しい。チャーミングなビルマ文字で書かれた看板、突然現れるアール
    ・デコの建物、寺院のディテールなどが目を楽しませてくれるから。 [続きを読む]
  • SHWEDAGON PAGODA: UNDER THE MOONLIGHT
  • Revisited the Shwedagon Pagoda after dinner. Of course, I had to take off my shoes and socks at the gate again. In the evening, pa
    ving stone tiles inside the temple grounds, which are too hot to walk on in bare feet during the daytime, become cooler. It was so
    comfortable to walk on them and I felt like I wanted to keep walking around forever. This comfort tells humans were originally wa
    lking bare [続きを読む]
  • RECLINING WITH LIGHTS
  • Said hi to the giant Reclining Buddha inside the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda in Yangon. It's very interesting to see that Buddha im
    ages in Myanmar are decorated with colorful illuminations. Thanks to these glittering lights, Buddhas in this country seem more ap
    proachable.ヤンゴンのチャウタッジーパゴダにおられる巨大な寝仏様にご挨拶。ミャンマーの仏像
    はカラフルな電飾で飾られているのが面白い。華やかな光のお [続きを読む]
  • THE JAPANESE RIDE FREE
  • I took a short boat trip across the Yangon River. These ferry boats connecting Dala district to downtown Yangon were donated by Ja
    pan to upgrade the service, and Japan also provided financial support for the construction of new jetties. So the Japanese can rid
    e the ferry for free.ヤンゴン川を渡る短い船の旅に出てみた。ダラ地区とヤンゴンのダウンタウンを
    結ぶこのフェリーはインフラ整備支援の一環として [続きを読む]