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The beginning of the end? Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The beginning of the end? Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

One of the things I really liked about Myanmar was the lack of the ‘big’ companies, you know, the usual ones you see on your travels – Starbuck, MacDonalds, Burger King, Costa, Pizza Hut etc. On my last visit to Myanmar in 2015 I was amazed that I only saw one such company, KFC. That was […]

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Around the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Around the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I was last in Myanmar in 2015 and it was great to be back. One of the things I really like doing in any city is just wandering around looking at what is going on and taking photos. Everywhere I go there is a fascination with mobile phones…. And life is lived on the streets in […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2

By on March 26, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2

I first visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – see Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2 and Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2, and it was great to be back. And this time I took two of my visit […]

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Heading to the airport at 5 am in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 4, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Far, far too early to be up and about. And far, far too early to be in a taxi going through Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). However, it is interesting to be up this early and to see the city waking up (or possibly just going to bed). Surprising number of people on the streets exercising. […]

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Myanmar or Burma? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

That is a good question… Which is it? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon? In terms of the Internet it can be any one of them, and that can make life difficult when searching for information. What do you type in? Yangon or Rangoon? Burma or Myanmar? In Yangon (Rangoon) the airport goes by the […]

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Travel Tip: Taxis in Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Taxis in Myanmar (Burma) don’t appear to be metered, seat-belts are optional, and the vehicles are in various states of repair. You will often get approached on street for a taxi with a ’taxi sir?’, but beware, some taxis are motorbikes. I found taxis to be much more common in Yangon (Rangoon) than in Mandalay, […]

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Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

There are a number of odd looking buildings around in Yangon (Rangoon). They seem to be abandoned, and, judging by rifle slots, military in nature… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

The only place I could get near the river was on my walk back to Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. From my room in the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel it was obvious, looking out at the river, that it is a major source of business and transport, but I couldn’t work out how to get to […]

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Merchant Street Market, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Merchant Street Market, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yesterday I spotted a small dark market in Merchant Street. When I passed it was closed so I came back today for a look. The market was very small and dark, and was kind of interesting. It seemed to have pretty much every thing for daily life. Clearly not Ovaltine…. It is actually different types […]

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Old buildings of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Old buildings of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yangon (Rangoon) is in a state of disrepair. There hasn’t been much building work in recent years, and the old building, a number of which are from colonial days, are still around, and generally in a shocking state of repair. If you are wandering around Yangon (Rangoon) keep an eye open for them, and a […]

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