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... we caught a glimpse of a stunning view of the mountain, making the trip completely worthwhile. We watched men playing a mix between volleyball and football with a bamboo ball. They had fashioned shorts out of their longwis (sarongs) that looks like sumo wrestler nappies, and it was very entertaining to watch. We survived another truck trip down, and headed to bed. We were glad of our mossie net which helped keep the critters off, but we had an interrupted ...
... seem to do so).
We returned via Dhala port carpark, which was no less busy, to the Strand for a 30 min freshen up and then on to Scott's market (officially now Bogyoke market). This is a huge undercover market hall which is split into sections. The main centre Isle seems to now be reserved for goods likely to be of interest to the tourist whilst the further reaches are for the more local trade. Here you can buy anything Jade, Rubies by the bucketful, Teak carvings and ...
... to send back their other minibus from halfway across the country to take us to Bagan. Unbelievable.
We took a terrifying thrash back up the now pitch black windy road to look for our original minibus- it may or may not have still been by the side of the road, and our bags may or may not have still been on top of it- it was all lost in translation. We did find the bus where we left it complete with all our stuff, thank god. After a suicidal three point turn on the dark, ...
... br> The children’s pocket money (khyat) was soon spent on buying
freedom for birds being kept in tiny baskets – according to tradition/scam,
good luck comes to those who stump up the money to witness them flying free.
They might call the country Myanmar and its largest city
Yangon but in my mind it is still Burma and Rangoon. This is a place framed for
me by colonialism and the ...
... up with the rolling in of democracy. I mostly hung out in the downtown area and lakeside district visiting the Pagodas, rivers, lakes, restaurants, shops and gardens. It was full of life at least for Myanmar standard I stay up past 10pm every night in Yangon eating and drinking on the street.