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... own sheets and pillow). As for medicines, the people go to the outdoor markets where they can buy whatever drugs that are available - no pharmacies. We saw some medicines for sale in one market - the guy was taking pills out of containers and repackaging them in other containers - we don't know if he was re-labeling them or cutting down the amount of pills in each container. There are also a vast array of local medicines that individuals produce from various plants in the ...
... the whole way around, and then it didn't really seem worth it).
Yangon wasn't what we were expecting of an ex-capital city, and there wasn't too much to do near to our hotel, so most of our days were spent just ambling around. We did walk over to the zoo, though, which was interesting. It wasn't much like a Western zoo, in that the animals were mostly individually housed (there were ...
... with the fact that Myanmar decided to switch which side of the road they drove on in the 1970s to supposedly further align itself with allies China and assert their independence from the British, means the roads feel a little chaotic. The older buses have their doors on the wrong side and as many bus companies still can't afford to update them the passengers disembark straight into oncoming traffic.
We were very happy to hand off the role of trip organiser to someone else for ...
We are now in Myanmar staying in Yangon with my mum and
dad's friends, Harriet and Mark Cutts.
Me, Bella, Dad, Mum, Harriet and Tess went to a very old large
temple made of gold and diamonds. You have to take off your shoes when you go
into a temple.
Tess and I kept on getting touched by people who wanted
photos taken with us because we had yellow hair and ...
... people in this country I think it is still a far off dream. Carrying on with our walk we walked past some well kept homes and gardens and it was nice to see that not everyone here lives in extreme poverty (but I do remember those miles of shanty towns from yesterday).
Next up is a trishaw ride which will take us to the local market. Having done trishaw rides in Vietnam I am once again regretting this tour, as this is not ...