Day 29 - The Golden Rock, Myanmar
Travelled 5 hours to see some bolder balancing on the edge of a cliff. According to legend the rock defies gravity as in the 11th century Buddha gave the King one of his hairs from his top knot and this was placed under the bolder.
I’m highly sceptical of this story as I thought top knots only first made an appearance in society a couple of years back and were usually found on the noggin of some pretentious hipster that wears sunglasses inside and grows a pathetic goatee to match his stupid hair cut #growaproperbeard .
Along with around 50 other people we were crammed in the back of a truck that had more miles on the clock than Bruce Forsyth. This drove us up the curving mountain bends at around 1,000 km/ph which caused some poor little f*cker infront of us to chuck up his guts. I would have felt sorry for him but all he did was give me horrific flashbacks of my previous couple of days (see previous post) and this made any sympathy I would have felt disappear.
Overall the Golden Rock was a pretty impressive sight and was very lively and vibrant due to the ongoing pilgrimage by people all across Myanmar. However, getting there entails putting your life in the hands of some truck driver that has watched one too many Fast & Furious movies and thinks he is the next @vindiesel.
“Monday is the start of the week and it has always been the unspoken enemy of people who totally enjoyed their weekends. Well, that’s quite a lot of people. It is a known fact that we really can’t get rid of Monday off the days of the week, people need to get up and pretty much drag their ass off the bed and start working the day. Monday mornings are the most dread moment of the week. It is the sign that a new work week has to start and that we must say goodbye to the bliss and comfort of the Saturday and Sunday. Do not let this dreadful moment become something so related with Monday.
Remember that Mondays should be welcomed with great enthusiasm, enormous hope and a tank full of energy.”
Check out Jose getting a good look at an emergency oxygen setup with a non-rebreather mask. Leaning over, he set the flow rate to 15 liters per minute. PADI Divemaster candidates get hands-on experience throughout their training and are encouraged to certify as PADI O2 Providers. It looks like Jose likes to play with the O2! @seaya_diver .
Don’t miss Jose’s ultimate challenge, the divemaster “Snorkel Test” at 8 pm Bangkok / 8 am US EST, December 10th, from our stories! It’ll be wicked fun!