Yangon South District

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  • Day115

    Welcome to Yangon

    2 hours ago in Myanmar

    I and my checked bag made it to Yangon without missing the connecting flight! While waiting to board in Hanoi, I watched a couple of Vietnamese Air Force MiGs (I believe) land using their chutes. They parked in some open-ended quonset huts, so I guess they use the airport as both commercial and military. In the background of the pic, you can see a white one taxiing.

    I grabbed an hour-long cab ride from the airport for a whopping 10,000 Kyat/6 USD. The kid spoke a heavily accented, basic English and did his best to point out places along the way. I tried to get a shot of the Shwedagon Pagoda with the full moon above it when we slowed for all the traffic jams.

    The hostel serves breakfast in its eighth floor nook, which overlooks part of the city. Cool. Not cool is that I'm in another 30-minute offset time zone.

    A new old friend is arriving from Vietnam this evening and we're meeting after she checks in, so I took today off to stay in the air conditioning. Right now I'm watching the movie "Snakes on a Plane," which, believe it or not, I've never seen before. Pretty stupid, but not terrible for a lazy day on YouTube. When I saw both a coral snake and a king snake, I couldn't help but think of a rhyme my grandfather taught me in North Texas:

    Red touching black is safe for Jack.
    Red touching yellow will kill a fellow.

    Apparently in this movie, they both kill you. LOL!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day21


    December 10, 2017 in Myanmar

    Gisteren aangekomen in Myanmar. Wat mij direct opvalt is dat er veel minder toeristen rondlopen in vergelijking met Thailand. De lokale bevolking gaat ook veel traditioneler gekleed. Vrouwen dragen een rok tot de grond en de schouders zijn steeds bedekt. De mannen dragen ook een soort rok/doek rond hun middel, en dat ziet er eigenlijk echt super uit! Mode-ideetje voor thuis?😊
    Aangezien 1 euro ongeveer gelijkstaat aan 1500 Kath, voel ik me een halve miljonair wanneer ik de lokale munt afhaal. De taxi vraagt 2500 Kath, ik schrik van het hoge bedrag, maar als de currency app op mijn IPhone het bedrag in Euro aangeeft, ben ik gerustgesteld: 1,56 EUR 😌
    We lopen wat rond door de stad, bezoeken de gigantische tempelsite Shwendagon Pagoda en gaan naar een overdekte markt die voornamelijk blinkende juwelen verkocht, met voorkeur voor diamant en jade. Om de dag af te sluiten gingen we naar Kadawgi park. Prachtig groen park, omgeven door houten peilers om langs het imposante meer te lopen: aanrader!
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  • Day268

    Happy Thingyan!!

    April 13 in Myanmar

    Happy buddhist new year!! Heute startet das Water Festival. 5 Tage lang ist Myanmar im Ausnahmezustand. Öffentlicher Nahverkehr ist ausser Betrieb, viele Geschäfte geschlossen & auf der Straße ist der Teufel los.

    Dabei soll es Glück bringen sich gegenseitig mit Wasser zu bespritzen. Bei 40 Grad Celsius eine sehr willkommene Abkühlung 😃.

    Vorallem für die Kinder ist es ein großer Spaß und die Teenager fahren in offenen Wagen und lassen sich von zahlreichen Bühnen am Straßenrand naß machen.Read more

  • Day42


    August 31, 2017 in Myanmar

    It's a small world! Phoebe bumped into her friend Ciaran from university days. We went out in the evening to have some food and as it was Ciaran's birthday we thought a celebratory drink was in order. We ended up in a very strange bar that was a cross between karaoke and a bad fashion show.
    The number one tourist attraction in Yangon was also visited, the impressive Shewdagon pagoda.

  • Day94

    Yangon by night

    October 16, 2016 in Myanmar

    Today was transit day, as our 10 days in Cambodia came to an end and we headed to Myanmar.

    We were lucky enough to arrive the evening of the annual full moon festival in Yangon, Myanmar's capital. It was basically a huge street fest with food stands, live bands and rides like this fascinating, unmotorized ferris wheel So we took advantage and met super welcoming locals, danced with Myanmar's rock music fans at a concert, and ended the night with a long walk through town to the huge Buddhist temple Shwedagon Pagoda.

    The country has given a great, authentic and un-touristy impression. It's friendly, chaotic, dirty, and absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to explore it further.
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  • Day169

    Yangon, Myanmar

    November 22, 2015 in Myanmar

    Flew into Yangon from Singapore and was bombarded with crazy culture shock. Boys and women almost all wear a beige cream on their face to keep their skin healthy, the people are all incredibly friendly and positive given the liberating and relieving result of their recent elections, and the streets are lined with delicious Chinese food stalls. People are often dancing on the streets and blasting Burmese music.

    The ex-pat scene is a decent size and well, and after falling in with a group of NGO-ers from France and Ireland, I found myself 6 hours into a night out that spanned from street beer and food stalls to a house party in Yangon's most upscale neighborhood with some Liberian footballers. The struggle the following morning was reminiscent of my University days. Send Mexican food, stat.
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  • Day17

    Yangon (Rangoon)

    March 4, 2015 in Myanmar

    Crazy place. Overwhelming on the senses. Yet full of travelling gems.
    Mesmerising markets, food stalls everywhere and traffic you just cannot imagine. The east end of downtown is spoilt for colonial buildings including The Strand hotel (where I tried croissant flavoured ice cream) and City Hall. Some buildings are very run down but there is a trust set up to try and have them listed. Shwedagon Paya is the main event when visiting Yangon; it is quite spectacular. It is a 325ft tall zedi (stupa) with 27 metric tons of gold leaf. The main terrace is a forest of pavillions, temples and more stupas with monks and tourists mingling. I arrived around 5pm and walked round watching the colours and the hues of the temples morph as the sun went down.
    Size is obviously important in the ex-capital. At Chaukhtatgyi Paya, the reclining buddha stretches out for 65m, his crown encrusted with diamonds.
    I found Yangon tiring and at times irritating. It is hellishly hot and the sea of car and truck exhausts justs adds to the heat. Crossing the road is a major event and the footpaths are either covered in stalls or nonexistent. However, if you can cool off with a foot reflexology session (as I did) all of this can be forgotten... Almost.
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  • Day206


    November 24, 2015 in Myanmar

    Finally, after midnight, we arrived in Yangon to stay for a few nights. We walked around, tried tasty Burmese food and had fun with our two hosts Janis and two days later Stefan. Again, both from Germany. They are everywhere...

  • Day66


    November 1, 2016 in Myanmar

    Heute vormittag bin ich mit Lydia nach Myanmar geflogen. Der Flug war ca. ne Stunde und wir waren Ruckzuck in einem anderen Land. Hier ist es so ganz anders als in Bali oder Thailand, keiner spricht Englisch, es gibt keine Touristen Geschäfte, keine Travel Agency und wir haben heute vielleicht höchstens 10 Touris gesehen. Es ist schön alles auf sich wirken zu lassen. Bei dem Essen wurde es abenteuerlich, wir haben bestellt, indem wir auf das für uns unbekannte Essen zeigten. Es war aber alles sehr lecker 😊
    Es ist sehr schön hier durch die Straßen, Märkte oder Tempel zu laufen, alle sind sehr freundlich und lächeln einen an.
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  • Day4

    Wie war das noch gleich mit dem Mut?!?

    October 8, 2016 in Myanmar

    Meine erste Mutprobe Mittagessen habe ich einfach mal ausgelassen (brauch noch genug davon in den nächsten 12 Monaten) und mich von Resten meines Geburtstagskuchen ernährt. Nachdem aber bekanntlich alles irgendwann ein Ende findet, musste ich dann doch anfangen sehr undefinierbare Sachen zu essen und va keine Ahnung zu haben wie man sie ist - Bilder sagen ja bekanntlich mehr als 1.000 Worte 😂

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