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... of life here peculiar where there are what appear to be poor Burmese people, low levels of hygiene yet they are watching movies on their latest Samsung devices.
There appears to be significant foreign investment here predominantly from China, Korea and Japan judging from the logos on the new buildings being erected and the electronics that people are carrying. Interestingly there is little to none European ...
... torrential rain. There are a lot less tourists in Burma than the other countries we've visited, and as a result this meant the locals, especially the women, were fascinated by us. We spent our day in Yangon visiting the beautiful Shwedagon pagoda, where we spent a lot of time being the subjects of photoshoots with groups of locals. They insisted on having a single shot with each member of the family, and then a group shot. My awkward face with people grabbing my hands is now ...
... should buy my ticket from the booth there. When I got to platform 6, I saw that the train I wanted was arriving, however there was a que at the booth. After taking my place at the back of the que, a conductor appeared from inside the booth and beckoned me inside the booth, where he took my fare (less than a pound) and then almost pushed me on to the train which departed as soon as I sat down. I’m pretty sure the locals waiting in the que didn’t ...
... something we think was liver, and some squishy sweet rice ball things. The next day we decided to ride the circular line, a 3hr commuter train ride around Yangon. I thought it would be full of tourists but it genuinely is a commuter train and is one of the best things about my whole trip so far! The Burmese people are so lovely, especially in the villages we passed. It was clear they didn't see too many 'western' faces, everyone was waving and smiling ...
Revitalised, we went to a Muslim tea house for some local delicacies which were divine, and then spent the rest of the afternoon on a self-guided walking tour around town, admiring the colonial architecture, some of it in relatively good condition, some not so good!
We were exhausted from yesterday so made the big mistake of having a lie in. By the time we got up at ...
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