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Have pushed myself to escape reasonably comfortable confines of naff hotel and spent day walking around Rangoon! Designed by British on a grid system so even I didn't get lost! Well not very anyway! Reminds me slightly of Havana -totally run down and derelict in parts with the occasional renovation of colonial buildings! It rained and I have no …
The closing stages of our Burmese adventure entailed another monumental journey and opportunity to lament, from Inle Lake to Kinpun, via Bago ( a city that boasts plentiful monuments to ancient Burmese kingdoms and impressive sculptures also). The first leg of this 23 hour epic was 16 hours on a thankfully well equipped bus (11,000 Kyat) and our …
Yesterday evening, after leaving the internet cafe, I grabbed a taxi to Shwedagon Pagoda, the can't miss sight of Yangon. As with everything in Asia, it was a study in contrasts. On the one hand, it really is something you have to see if you're in Yangon. A 300' tall pagoda plated with 7 tons of gold IS an impressive sight, and beautiful as well. …
Spending Christmas in Burma is not something I thought I'd ever be doing, but the prospect of Turkey and trimmings with friends in the 30 degree heat of a country relatively few westerners have visited just proved too much of a lure. Having failed to visit my ex-colleague Nigel when the British Embassy had sent him to comparatively mundane places …
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