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... British were thrown out of Burma. Some companies have tried to buy the buildings for restoration, but the red tape appears to be stalling the processes, so these large unkempt buildings haunt the skylines.
The chaos on the roads is incredible. Gridlock is throughout the city. A few years ago, the government relented on the importation of cars, so this city went from nearly no cars to mayhem, as no infrastructure or control is placed on ...
... to go to from passing locals due to our confusing expressions as we tried to read the numbers written in Myanmar scripture. Yes – we found the right train with plenty of time :D We handed our tickets to the train staff and they walked us past the "Ordinary Class" carriages to the “Upper Class Sleeper”.
Hot, tiny, dark, cobweb-ridden, rickety metallic cubicle with small bunk beds. A token sheet was provided as bed clothes and ...
... on the roof. We also passed through a huge growing area. Dozens of places with something leafy growing out of water. The young plants are tied in double rows, with open water between. As they grow the expanse of water between shrinks, so that the people we saw harvesting leaves are standing waist high in the water with the leafy plants all around them. Having seen the water they're growing in, we shall be sure to avoid raw leafy greens in ...
... too crowded with stalls to walk on or totally nonexistent and there is rubbish everywhere - but once we got used to constantly sweating profusely and always watching where we stepped, we found the city a great place to spend a couple of days. The architecture is so interesting - all the old colonial buildings are ramshackle and crumbling, they really have seen better days, but with their pastel colours and brightly coloured drying clothes on most balconies they look pretty charming ...
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 ...