Yangon First Impressions

13.01.11 Yangon First ImpressionsTraffic! Yangon has a population of 6million so is not as tiny as I assumed. And bearing in mind the admonishment from Pete’s organisation that We Must Not Drive* and that even the rustiest bucket cost an average of $20 000, I kind of assumed there wouldn’t be so many cars. But … Continue reading Yangon First Impressions

Shwedagon Paya

06.01.11 Shwedagon PayaOr Shwe Dagon Pagoda if you prefer. There is often 3 different ways of spelling things here and no-one minds too much. So, yesterday we went for our first visit to the famous Shwedagon Paya (temple) which sits majestically at the top of a hill in the middle of Yangon and is a … Continue reading Shwedagon Paya