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    A few days in Yangon

    Ive just had a few days in yangon, i wouldnt describe it as an exciting place , but it was certainly interesting for a few days, between my camera and the wifes we took quite a few pictures, hpe you like em

    Schwedagon pagoda, its pretty well a must see in yangon,



    Quite a big place and it was fukin hot that day and busy because of a public holiday, lots of eye candy around though






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    Good one Beerloadrinker

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    Neat pagoda and nice pics. Impressed by the conservative dress style. Is the dress code similar elsewhere?

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    The kids seemed to enjoy it



    a couple of street scene shots




    It looks a bit tatty but theres some great old colonial architecture and wide streets







    The strands a decent place for a beer during happy hour


    If you dont mind spending $250 a night then stay at the traders,








    The young bloke at the airport. Burmese people are a bit like the thais and Lao,s and make a big fuss over your kids ,




    The old markets a great way to spend a few hours






    Theres a lot of clapped out buses getting around


    Time for a bevvy, the bar inside traders hotel





    if your a fat cnut you wont fit in these rickshaws


















    A few pics inside the circle line train, takes about 3 hours to go around Yangon , but the windows are very low so you cant see fuk all anyways, we hopped out and caught a taxi back,





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    Never saw any old bikes but saw quite a few vintage cars about



    Yangon has a decent size port by the look of things which can only be a bonus for there economy





    50 st bar,



    Decent curries to be had in myanmar



    And this myanmar lagers good stuff

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    Wolseley 18/85 ?

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    Never managed to find out what that car was



    Inside my room, you dont get much in yangon for $120,



    it was clean enough and the staff were friendly and 2000 kyat to just about anywhere, No problems with the taxis in yangon by the way, minimal haggling











    Lots of these little cherry QQ cars being used as taxis


    The old railway station being restored









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    Street eats









    They were flogging copies of the foreign investment law at the traffic lights










    They seem to have a problem keeping the power on in yangon so most places have a generator as backup

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    Lots of knick knacks to buy at the market




    They havent really forgiven the colonials according to this article


    i dont know why they put all that shit on there faces ?





    All up quite an enjoyable 3 days, and i would probably go back again perhaps next time to mandalay or Bagan,

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    Great Pics. Thanks for sharing

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    Good TR BLD. Satisfied my urge to go, seen enough now.

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    Awesome pics mate.I enjoy following your travels.

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    good stuff, looks like you had a nice adventure

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    hey havent really forgiven the colonials according to this article
    I presume they haven't forgiven them for leaving. Burma was the most well-off country in SEA in the 1960s and now it's the least well-off.

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    Is that you in the bar picture BLD? Secretly gutted that you don't nook like Borat if so....

    Couple of cuties on the Revlon counter too

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    Nice thread. Actually looks much the same as it did when I spent a few weeks there 20 years ago - I was well ready to get back to LOS after three weeks there. Not a real exciting town. Looks like they've got a bunch of new hotels, but the prices have gone up ten times - at least.

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    I worked their for Total a few years ago, according to some friends who are still there its slowly on the up in Myanmar. The rules can change very quickly though even when I was there. I can't believe Traders is $250.00 per night now unbelievable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehighlander959
    I can't believe Traders is $250.00 per night now unbelievable
    I had to check it myself and he's right.
    Also it's heavily booked so only a few dates are available this month

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    A lot of rooms at Traders Hotel are permanently booked by NGOs and the UN. I go there sometimes to use their 'fast' wi-fi, which costs the price of a coffee ==> $4

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    Secretly gutted that you don't nook like Borat if so.
    Sorry about that , i dont look to shabby in my Mankini though

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    Good pics mate. I was in Yangon for 4 days in Feb last year. Shame I missed your post wanting a hotel, I stopped at 'East Hotel' very near traders and $40 a night (not sure it still is that rate though). Nice to see you made it to 50th Street Bar, good spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I presume they haven't forgiven them for leaving. Burma was the most well-off country in SEA in the 1960s and now it's the least well-off.
    It was independance day the day we arrived so the paper was chock full of propaganda that day .


    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    Couple of cuties on the Revlon counter too
    That was a sneaky photo i took when mrs Bld wasnt looking

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    Hi

    Thanks for your topic, enjoy your pics and commentary.

    Shame the hotel rates have shot up so much, I`d read an old review of a hotel there, looked OK, $60 a night was the price mentioned being paid, went to look at current rates and they were $ 200 +.


    Just looked up East Hotel mentioned by fraserHX, looks OK, now from $ 80 a night on Agoda. Fully booked for dates I checked in Feb. , had availability in May.

    All the Best

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    Another great thread Bld!

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    nice thread.

    about the hotel: was the room clean? is it in a good location? noisy? wifi signal? etc...


    thanks for posting all the pics!

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