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Chinatown, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Chinatown, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I had heard that Chinatown in Yangon (Rangoon) was worth a look so I decided to pop along and see what was happening, and I was not disappointed as I found a thriving market and street scene. They had some spectacular, and very smelly, Durian Fruits on sale. These were big! Much bigger than I […]

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Street Scenes in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Street Scenes in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I really enjoy exploring the streets of a city and taking photos, and Yangon (Rangoon) hasn’t disappointed me – there is a lot going on. Around Bo Gyoke Road there are a number of market stalls on the pavements selling clothes, food and “antiques”. The housing is a of a real mix… And there are […]

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Holy Trinity (Cathedral Anglican Church), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Holy Trinity (Cathedral Anglican Church), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I always find it odd to see Christian churches in SE Asia… The Holy Trinity (Cathedral Anglican Church) is located in central Yangon (Rangoon) and it is a rather impressive (and locked) building. One thing that was strange was there were no grave stones in the church yard. Where are all the graves? FourSquare: Holy […]

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Yangon Railway Station, Myanmar (Burma) – formerly Rangoon Railway Station

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Yangon Railway Station, Myanmar (Burma) – formerly Rangoon Railway Station

Yangon Railway Station (Yangon Central Railway Station and formally Rangoon Central Railway Station), is a rather stunning building that now looks really run down. The original building was destroyed during the second world war – Wikipedia. The station is also a focal point for buses, taxis, and other forms of transport. FourSquare: Yangon Central Railway […]

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There is something really odd about central Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)…

By on March 28, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
There is something really odd about central Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)…

Yesterday evening I was wandering around the local area and I just got this feeling that there was something odd about the town, and I couldn’t think what…. It wasn’t until this morning that I realised what it was…. Here are some clues…. The following are some photos taken in Mandalay…. And here’s a couple […]

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – a quick explore…

By on March 27, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – a quick explore…

Popped out for a quick look around the neighbourhood. Passed through some street markets, and by a couple of churches and a temple, oddly I didn’t feel like taking any photos. Very odd. Don’t know why. It wasn’t until I was walking back to the hotel that I felt I could get my camera out […]

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Park Royal Hotel, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Arrived at the Park Royal Hotel Yangon (Rangoon). An interesting looking place, don’t know what to make of it. First of all I had to have my backpack x-rayed, but not my suitcase, and I had to walk through a security arch (which my belt didn’t set off – so the arch can’t be that […]

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Baggage Claim, Domestic Terminal, Yangon (Rangoon) Airport, Myanmar (Burma)

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Baggage Claim, Domestic Terminal, Yangon (Rangoon) Airport, Myanmar (Burma)

I arrived at the Domestic Terminal at Yangon (Rangoon) Airport, where they have a very interesting approach to baggage handling. I was not sure how it was working initially, however, as I suspected it was for money. As I walked off the bus from the plane and into the arrivals area I was asked for […]

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Flight from Mandalay, via Heho, to Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) with Air Bagan

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Flight from Mandalay, via Heho, to Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) with Air Bagan

I took a “puddle jumper” (no idea where I got that expression?) from Mandalay to Yangon (Rangoon). The plane was an ATR 72-500, which is a small turbo-propped plane that carries around 68 passengers and 4 crew. Personally, I like these types of planes as you feel like you are flying. You never get above […]

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Electricity in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

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Electricity in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Electricity in Mandalay seems to be a bit random, that is, it is liable to go off, and may not be particularly ‘clean’. Clean Electricity What I mean by ‘clean electricity’ is not environmental clean but ‘clean’ in terms of voltage and power spikes. During my three days in Mandalay, I had one night of […]

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