One of my favorite things to do whenever I get to a new city is to just put on my trainers and go for a run (preferably with the company of good weather but everything else is also ok). I simply love the combination of getting active while travelling and exploring a place that I have never been to while travelling.
So when I woke up yesterday morning at in beautiful Yangon in Myanmar, I put on my trainers and just went out on the street and went for a short little run, covering the major sights within the first hour of being awake. Every time I do this I am fascinated about how different the vibe of a city is this early in the morning. Everything is just so calm and relaxed and a lot of times I am able to enjoy the most beautiful sunrises that illuminate the cities in the most amazing colors.
The route I chose for my morning run led me from my place the 30th Corner Hostel, to the Shwedagon Pagoda via the road of the same name. From the Pagoda I went to the Bogyoke Park and enjoyed a little trip along the water, before heading back to the hostel. I loved this little run and for me it was just the perfect start into the day.
I know not everyone is an early riser but I would highly recommend you to try it out one day just to see the city you are in, in a very different light.