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999 Shan Noodle Shop Ramen / Noodle House, 130/B 34th Street, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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999 Shan Noodle Shop Ramen / Noodle House, 130/B 34th Street, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Found a good place to eat – 999 Shan Noodle Shop, 30/B 34th Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Small place with not many tables. I was recommended the place by a friend. When I asked how she knew about it, I was told – “It’s in the Lonely Planet Guide”. That could explain why when I […]

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An evening stroll in downtown Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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An evening stroll in downtown Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

One thing I really like doing is strolling around a new town in the evening taking photos, and Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) didn’t disappoint. There was a lot going on downtown on the Yangon streets. Stall selling offerings… Lots of the streets downtown had street markets and food stalls on the go… There is something […]

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A look round the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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A look round the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I can’t make up my mind about this place. It is kind of fun staying on a former luxury yacht that has been converted to a 1920s theme, and yet at the same time it is all a bit weird. And, there is an odd smell in my room, the aircon is not great, and […]

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Breakfast on the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Breakfast on the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel was fairly standard with a good range of food. They managed to serve the best cup of tea I’ve had on this trip. It came in a pot and was hot. The ship/yacht/boat is rather odd. There is no one here! There must be more staff than guests. […]

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Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 30, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Arrived at the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. The place is a little tucked away down a small back road in the port area. To get to the hotel you pass by a pagoda and then down through a market and a small carpark. The hotel is a decommissioned former luxury yacht/boat/ship that is still floating, […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2

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Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2

The Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya) is possibly THE tourist attraction in Yangon (Rangoon). It is busy, and it is full of tourists. Walking in is free (there is a security check where you and your bags will be scanned) however, as soon as you get to the platform of the pagoda you will be stopped by a […]

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Yangon (Rangoon) War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)

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Yangon (Rangoon) War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)

I saw the Yangon (Rangoon) War Cemetery mentioned on a couple of travel sites so I thought I would have a look, and it was worth the effort. On the Circular Train I decided to get off at Hanthawaddy station and walk to the cemetery, which took around 20 minutes. The route is down main […]

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Riding the circular train in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

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Riding the circular train in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

The contrast between the really poor run down housing and the farms along the Circular Train route was quite striking. The farms were incredibly well looked after, and exceptionally neat and tidy. And almost at the furthest point of the journey from central Yangon (Rangoon) was the most oddly named station – Golf Course… Weird… […]

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Riding the circular train in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2

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Riding the circular train in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2

The Circular Train is an interesting way to see Yangon. It is the ‘locals’ transport and by taking it you get to see the ‘real’ Yangon (Rangoon). The train goes from platform 7, which is over the bridge at the far left hand end on the main railway building. Platform 7 is the last platform […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

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Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

So much to see at the Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon). There were also an army a cleaners on the go… More shots of the Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon… You just can’t stop taking photos! Love the scaffolding at the Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon. Finally leaving the Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon. The Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), […]

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