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TravelPod Member ReviewsYangon International Yangon (Rangoon)
As a Myanmar domestic traveller into Yangon International you are treated to very little aircon, plastic seats, squat toilets and a dusty parking lot. But walk out the front gate after your domestic flight, turn right past the gilded VIP (government) terminal and into the wifi enabled shiny glass International Terminal and you instantly walk from 3rd world Burma back into 1st world South East Asia. Bliss, relief, sanctuary or come down? It's certainly the only place outside of The Strand Hotel that felt "modern" in all our travels around the country.
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... and I almost wish that I had gotten that instead. But at least I got to try some of each which was fun. All throughout the dinner, dancers came out to perform. One act used puppets and another used umbrellas. They were all very fun to watch. After dinner, we took the hour long bus ride back to the ship and most everyone fell asleep. Once back on the ship, I had to pack for my trip that was leaving the following morning.
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... explained the unique floating farms. Earth is dredge up from the bottom of the shallower areas of the Lake and these mounds of dirt are anchored in place by tall bamboo, and voila`; a floating garden!
As we returned to the hotel, the sun was just going down and we could sit out on a nice deck and enjoy the beautiful scenery, peace and quiet as the sun set. Simply Beautiful.
The next day we set out early again to visit the local floating market or 5 ...
... sore feet from yesterday, so skipped this one. I went in, took my photos and even tried my hand at ringing the bell.
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... of Buddha are seen in every Burmese town - reclining - or in the lotus position - long rows of identical Buddha figures -- very huge ones and quite small ones - and many with painted faces, looking quite feminine. Somehow we never get tired of looking at or photographing statues of Buddha. In fact from the deck of our docked ship we can see 4 or 5 Buddhist temples through the mists in the surrounding countryside - they are everywhere in this country. In Bago (which ...
... down. I did so and actually this strange mix of ingredients was delicious. Not only was it extremely tasty but the different textural components worked well and I scoffed the lot. Like all Asian cities, Yangon really comes alive after close of business with street hawkers setting up shop on streets and walkways. James took me to a place behind the Yangon City Hall which he believes has the best mohingar in town. Mohingar is traditionally a breakfast soup with rice ...