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We spent 28 days in this incredible country in Oct/Nov 2012 - at the time there were no ATMs - we had to bring all our money with us - cash! It was a time warp - a very special place.
Gokteik Viaduct, Shan State, MyanmarGokteik ViaductShan State, Myanmar#troveon Built in 1901 by the British, 100m high, 37m high -the train literally inches across this - and I don't think it was just for the tourists...Pakokku, MyanmarPakokkuMyanmar#troveon Well somewhere near - this was sunrise on the Irrawaddy River as we took the boat from Bagan to Mandalay - we did the tourist delux...Nyaung-U, MyanmarNyaung-UMyanmar#troveon Another pagoda - in Nyaung-U No I don't heavily alter my photos - this is not HDR - it was about to rain heavily! More on Burma travel...Hsipaw, MyanmarHsipawMyanmar#troveon A field of Buddha's near Hsipaw - well why wouldn't you? If you think Thailand has buddha's - sorry they are beginners compared to the...Nyaungshwe, MyanmarNyaungshweMyanmar#troveon You've heard of horse-power? Burma still runs on man-power. They were at least empty apple boxes ...Mawlamyine, MyanmarMawlamyineMyanmar#troveon This girl was selling quail's eggs on teh local bus we took. She's using the local make up called Thanka - which is both a sun screen and...Bago, MyanmarBagoMyanmar#troveron There's an awful lot of Buddha's in Bago - this one was still under construction - as you can see by the scaffolding - but the clouds had...Setse Yele Paya, MyanmarSetse Yele PayaMyanmar#troveon - Sunset at Setse, yes the beach was crowded - and there wasn't a foreigner to be seen! No this is not photoshopped - it really does look...Hsipaw, MyanmarHsipawMyanmarNuns wear pink in Burma and monks red - frankly that's often the only way I can tell them apart! It's really common to see children of both sexs in...Inle Lake, Shan State, MyanmarInle LakeShan State, MyanmarThe "floating" village is a popular destination for a boat tour of Inle Lake. In fact we enjoyed it so much - we hired a boat on 2 days. The lake...Kalaw, MyanmarKalawMyanmarVendors offering snacks on the train to Kalaw. Finally after weeks of stifling heat on the plains we were enjoying cooler temperatures! The train...Shwedagone Pagoda, Yangon, MyanmarShwedagone PagodaYangon, MyanmarDeparting the famous Shwedagon Pagoda - was out of the marble and back to the reality of Yangon. And yes you need to be barefoot the whole way -...Yangon, MyanmarYangonMyanmarWe visited in the very early morning - there were hardly any other non-Buddhist toruists there! Most people go in the evening - but it was quite...Mingalardon Railway Station, Yangon, MyanmarMingalardon Railway StationYangon, MyanmarMyanmar's train system is a genuine relic - I *think* these trains weren't in use - but that's not entirely clear!...Mawlamyine, MyanmarMawlamyineMyanmarAs we came out of a restaraunt - the sun melted into the river. I mean that literally - it was about 90% humidity and around 30C - and this was...
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