The Strand Yangon
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Looked for Mick Jagger to no avail
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Rangoon now called Yangon is the former capital city of Myanmar (formerly Burma). The moved the capital a couple of years ago to Nay-pyi-daw as Yangon has out grown itself. The new capital is the one with newly built 7 lane highways that have 3 cars on them. Whilst Yangon is single lane roads with 7 cars abreast. As we flew into Yangon the firs …
... was included in the cost of the bus ticket. Of course things were not perfect through. It was freezing on the bus even though I was under several blankets and the seat did not recline as much as I had hoped. The driver also had loud conversation and played semi loud music throughout the night. I still managed to get around three hours of sleep or so. I was lucky to meet two people on the bus that also planned to do the circle train in Yangon and had a flight close to my ...
... rigged at the base with a wooden mount (about 8-10 feet tall) carrying fireworks. And I am not talking about your blackcats and bottle rockets that you would shoot at each other when you were a kid…were my group of friends the only ones did that? I’m talking about the fireworks you see every fourth of July that any municipality puts on for their community…the big stuff.
Ok, so now you understand the festival’s coolness, let’s ...
... This is the kind of place you live to travel for, I will describe as best I can the adrenaline rush of our few short days here, without hopefully to many cliches.
Start at the beginning, at the airport we were prepared for a military style entry mixed with paperwork and interrogation, we were instead greater with a smile, welcome to Myanmar and a poster that stated to treat all tourists with kindness and helpfulness, our on arrival visa was issued on the ...
... and find something a bit western to eat and found a little French cafe that sold pasta, so we had some. The owner of the cafe has made a documentary/movie on Inle Lake which we watched as we ate dinner. It was quite interesting and had all the scenery that we had spent the last two days enjoying.
The night before we had eaten at a street stall and had a gathering of up to 6 dogs at a time fighting over the scraps of our food as ...