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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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Drinking Water on the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Drinking Water on the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

This was a common site when I was wandering around Yangon (Rangoon) – little covered ‘shacks’ on the side of the road usually containing clay pots. These ‘shacks’ are drinking stations that contain pots of water for any one to help themselves. I saw a lot of people using them, but didn’t try them myself. […]

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Nat Tree Shrines in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Nat Tree Shrines in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

One thing I have enjoyed seeing around Yangon were the Nat tree shrines. Some of them appear to be old and to have fallen in to disuse, others are new. What I really like is how the trees ‘consume’ the old ones…. There is something very organic about it… The Nats are spirits that have […]

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

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Had a very pleasant Rogan Josh and a couple of pints of local beer on the Vintage Luxury Hotel. The curry was mutton cooked on the bone. This is a common way of cooking in SE Asia, that is, things like chicken and mutton (and yes, real mutton, not lamb) curries, and other dishes, are […]

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