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TripAdvisor Reviews YMCA Yangon Yangon (Rangoon)
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... pub full of locals. We spent the afternoon there and after several mugs of Myanmar (the local beer) and a nice chat to a kiwi man, we were happy and relaxed. We had egg fried rice for tea, and crashed into bed exhausted. The next morning, we were prepared for a dim sum breakfast and I was almost looking forward to the soft fluffy texture. We did not get dim sum. A dark green watery soup came out with noodles and unidentified brown slippery things floating in it. ...
... are no street lights in the city) to the famous and extremely posh Strand Hotel. We could only afford to drink there because it was half price Fridays. The place was beautiful and we felt completely underdressed in our mud-covered flip flops. Despite not looking our best, they let us in and we had two rounds of beer and cocktails whilst listening to someone playing a traditional Myanmar harp for a whopping $15. It was lovely.
We left them to it and walked around the rest of the complex, to find arrays of smaller shrines and the biggest golden sitting Buddha so far, a donation from local businessmen.
As the night fell, all the Buddha, here and at all the shrines, had there LED lights switched on, and by magic Disco Buddha is there in all his glory. Leaving we dodged the building leaving work traffic and returned to the hotel to pack for an early morning departure.
For our evening ...
... bikes and tough terrain was an awkward mix and could he slow down a bit but in truth we seldom saw him again the rest of the way to the lake.
The final twenty kilometres were all downhill and on roads- albeit unsealed tracks- and it was great fun thrashing down at high speed seeing how far we dared push the bikes (and our nerves). I really enjoyed all the riding that day- especially the off road stuff- but it was tough and a bit much for a group of casual cyclists and we ...
... Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell, John
Masters et al. I arrived knowing nothing about the land’s rich, rich history
pre-dating the short colonial period which only really covered when the Brits
came here from India in the mid 19th century until the mid 20th
century when we scurried away from the sub-continent in the ruined aftermath of
the Second World War.
I might not
have known anything ...