Travel Blogs from Rangoon, Myanmar

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The question of Myanmar (Burma), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

The question of Myanmar (Burma)

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... contribute was to talk to as many people as possible to try and help others learn some English - a powerful tool in Myanmar as English language newspapers and magazines can be found while all Burmese-language news is under strict control of the ...

I Have Friends in Rangoon, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

I Have Friends in Rangoon

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... waving back. It's just me again alone on the other side of this great world. Yes, for two more days it's just me in Rangoon with the monks of the Byat That Monastery, the postcard girls and the laughing lady at the Shan noodle shop. I guess I'm not ...

Good morning Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

Good morning Yangon

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... in a wild state of disrepair and attempted repair at the same time. I could go on, those were the first impressions of Myanmar, we were exhilarated and overtired from our day traveling we fell asleep in the hotel not long after. I really loved this city, ...

Burmese Daze, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Burmese Daze

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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Alright fellas, we're back in action. You can blame India's electricity instability for our apparent procrastination in writing an entry. The power craps out here at least 5 times a day; now we are in Delhi, where they've achieved nearly constant power ...

Beguiling Burma, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

Beguiling Burma

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... a fan and look, a mosquito net's provided. The fan was fine until the power went out (a frequent daily, and nightly, occurrence in Rangoon), and the mosquitos buzzing around would have been thwarted by the net if there weren't holes in it, and if we could ...

The road to Mandalay, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

The road to Mandalay

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... stayed too but on this occasion I didn't get mistaken for him. Also of note was the appropriately titled "Light of Myanmar Newspaper house". We stopped and admired the fine articles pinned on the notice board outside, of particular note were the pieces ...

Myanmar - The Pariah State, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

Myanmar - The Pariah State

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... anywhere. We kind of have it in the back of our mind that these are the rich people though! As a quick overview Myanmar was previously a British colony. When Myanmar first gained independence from Britain it was the wealthiest nation in SE Asia as it has ...

Capitalism Yangon style, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Capitalism Yangon style

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... is pretty heavy, so don't take pictures of anyone in uniform or of strategic State buildings, like the Ministerial Offices, Myanmar Economic Holdings or the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism Services ;-) The main sights I managed to see here were The ...

A 76ct diamond, no not on Lady E’s finger, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

A 76ct diamond, no not on Lady E’s finger

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... with listening to music, and visiting our final tourist attraction the mighty Shwedagon Pagoda (the most important religious site in Myanmar). This was another contribution to the Government coffers but we cannot see how there is any money left after ...

Chapter 31: Me and Myanmar, Part 1, Yangon/Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Chapter 31: Me and Myanmar, Part 1

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... to speed on world events in Myanmar than anywhere else in my travels! As an aside, the standard of accommodation in Myanmar was excellent, and I thought rooms were generally a better value here than elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Food was similarly tasty ...

I Never Learned the Burmese Word for Goodbye, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

I Never Learned the Burmese Word for Goodbye

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... table at the old teashop near the Central Hotel and ordered a hearty plate of four curry vegetable puffs and a cup of milky Myanmar tea. I watched an old couple impeccably dressed across from me; he in crisp white mandarin collar shirt and jacket with a ...

A Political Essay, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

A Political Essay

A travel blog entry by irax

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... in December 2002, nothing changed. As an asside, the military changed the name of the country to Myanmar and the names of various cities and towns (i.e. Rangoon to Yangon) not long after the 1990 elections to 'remove ties to their colonial past', this is ...

A Trip Back In Time, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

A Trip Back In Time

A travel blog entry by irax

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... which was at times interesting and at times tedious, I think that I'll come back here when I return to Rangoon at the end of my time in Myanmar in order to just enjoy the atmosphere of the place and allow myself to just watch everyone milling around doing ...

DEUTSCH: Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

DEUTSCH: Myanmar

A travel blog entry by faff

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Myanmar: 23.06.08 - 11.07.08 Nachdem wir in Thailand einige nette Leute von Myanmar kennengelernt hatten sind Dave und ich neugierig geworden und haben spontan entschieden uns selbst einen Blick ueber das Land zu verschaffen. Um ehrlich zu sein,wusste ...

Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Yangon

A travel blog entry by irax

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We left Inle at 11am to ensure we got to the junction in time for the 12 o'clock bus, we were waiting in the tea shop by 11:10! The Burmese love to get you to the bus on time. A rather fine game of cribbage we ruined near the end when some smelly french ...

Rangoon Return, Rangoon and Golden Rock, Myanmar travel blog

Rangoon Return

A travel blog entry by beats

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... different on my return, I was now much more used to the people, the clothing, the poverty, just what everything looked like. I liked Rangoon, there wasn't much to do, but it was nice to walk around the centre & just feel the relaxed vibe of the place. ...

In Myanmar/Burma!, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

In Myanmar/Burma!

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... actually ended up in Myanmar/Burma! A bit of a last-minute decision, but it was easy to fly from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) and I'm also travelling with Daren, a guy from the Boulder area I met before I left. I'm all for adventure and independence, ...

Myanmar Needs Help, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

Myanmar Needs Help

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... had escaped from their country to live happily and contently with very little.   It is frightful what is happening in Myanmar; innocent people and the most revered members of the population are being killed.  Valid petitions to help stop the ...

Burma summary, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

Burma summary

A travel blog entry by will

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... , with the thousands of ancient stupas rising out of the plains. I was left in awe of the incredible Shwedagon Paya in Rangoon, and enjoyed a pilgrimage with locals to the famous Golden Rock Pagoda at Kyaikhtiyo. Kalaw and Inle lake also proved to be ...

A Giant Leap into the Unknown, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

A Giant Leap into the Unknown

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Tear up you Lonely Planet, ignore Tony Blairs boycott and jump into the wonderful world of Myanmar. So far off the backpacker circuit of SE Asia, the country is truly magnificent. Although at least 50 years behind the rest of Asia and with traveling ...

What I Have Learned (Episode II), Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

What I Have Learned (Episode II)

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... to drive you can apparently become a taxi driver. *If there are any taxis with air-conditioning in Rangoon I've never seen them. *Myanmar has the worst sidewalks in all of Southeast Asia. Some countries may have comparably dangerous ten foot drops ...

Rangoon Dreams, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

Rangoon Dreams

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... it henceforth] was a less aggressive, kinder, brighter and more sophisticated Calcutta. Three days later I think it a fair comparison. Rangoon is like an elegant, strong-jawed man in frayed dinner jacket with a betelnut-stained smile. Our first day here ...

Burmese Culture Shock, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

Burmese Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by beats

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... plane or two there as we arrived, which is quite symptomatic of Burma's isolation from the world stage. Wandering around Rangoon was eye opening & I was surprised to see all the women with yellow paste smeared across their cheeks - this is tanika, ...

The Burmese Fashion Show, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

The Burmese Fashion Show

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Burma just gets more bizarre......a 15 hour bus journey back to Yangon through river beds, over wooden bridges etc etc. The lady next to me on the bus stared at me for two hours, then got travel sick and threw up all over my feet...whie I was holding her ...

From Burma with Love, Rangoon, Myanmar travel blog

From Burma with Love

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... having to buy something from all of them. It takes 19 hours to get to Inle Lake by 'luxury' express bus from Rangoon/Yangon. Broken springs and seating space for people five feet tall or less make for a horribly uncomfortable journey...and there are no ...

Magnificient Myanmar!, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Magnificient Myanmar!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... aspect of travel that I hadn't been exposed to before but thoroughly enjoyed it. Ok, the red beam bit.... basically, people from Myanmar chew a red beetle mixed with lime juice, all day, everyday. It doesn't take too long to convert their teeth from ...

Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Yangon

A travel blog entry by faff

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... pretty grubby but are usefull to keep in a back pocket to hand to any would be guides etc. Yangon is about as modern Myanmar gets and on first impressions you may be shocked. The streets are all broken down, mud and dirt everywhere and generally very ...

Beneath the surface., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar travel blog

Beneath the surface.

A travel blog entry by will

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... sitting and reading EVERYWHERE! I must say, knowing full well the plight of the ordinary Burmese people, that I found Rangoon a fascinating city. Burmese, Chinese, Indian and other nationalities gave it a real cosmopolitan feel, and combined with the ...

We are in Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

We are in Yangon

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... find another internet cafe until we get to Mandalay though. Colonial Decay and Mix of Religion Yangon, or Rangoon, is the capital of Myanmar. It's filled with beautiful but decaying old colonial buildings, mixed with ugly modern concrete condos. ...

Final Thoughts, Yangon, Myanmar travel blog

Final Thoughts

A travel blog entry by faff

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... the people believe that their money is not safe there. Instead people who have some money buy gold, jade, jewellery, cars and property. Myanmar is the only country I know of where the value of a car goes up instead of down. The government limits the ...

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