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Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – it’s an interesting place!

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – it’s an interesting place!

Well, it was very interesting and enjoyable ten-day trip to Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar (Burma) was as I expected, but at the same time different. Having spent quite a bit of time in Malaysia I was expecting Myanmar (Burma) to be very similar, which is was, but at the same time, there were noticeable differences. There […]

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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 the 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 […]

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

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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.   Photos from […]

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Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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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)

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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)

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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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Birds in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Birds in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I saw a lot of people selling birds in Yangon (Rangoon) and I am not sure why…. Pets? And I hate to say it… food? I assume pets. Also, as with most towns and cities, there was a big pigeon population… Update: In March 2017 I was back in Myanmar and I asked a local […]

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Street Photos of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Street Photos of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

One thing I like to do in a city is to just wander around taking photos of people doing their thing…. I am constantly surprised at the things people do, how hard they work, and how creative they are in their daily lives. Below is a collection of photos I took wandering around the streets […]

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Bikes in Myanmar (Burma) – everywhere I go I see bikes!

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Bikes in Myanmar (Burma) – everywhere I go I see bikes!

This may sound odd, but Myanmar (Burma) has some great bikes. Below is a collection of photographs I took of bicycles around Mandalay and Yangon (Rangoon) during my recent visit to Myanmar (Burma)…. There were bikes everywhere…. And most of them seemed to be the old style of bike with curved handlebars and rod braking systems. I […]

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Yangon (Rangoon) International Airport (RGN), Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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Yangon (Rangoon) International Airport (RGN), Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Back at Yangon International Airport (RGN) for a flight to KL. Bags scanned before checkin, and I am unable to check them to my final destination. That is going to make the connection at KL very tight as I need to collect bags and then check back in. 5:30 am is not a good time […]

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