Traffic, palms, Lina, cars, buses and Monks
No wonder it took so long to get to Yangon. The plane couldn't decide what direction to go!
And no real traffic rules
Traditional facepaint is a natural sunscreen
yes, someone is trying to drive that car. not much in terms of traffic rules here
This is our story for the first 48 hours before arrival and first 24 hours in Yangon
Look familiar? The monument built for Burma's independence
Pagoda in the middle of downtown, circled by traffic
Interesting colonial building
Urinatation room… Perhaps they are going for Urination station?
Workers digging what may be a hole for a pipe, barefoot. Kids included (see the upper ditch)
$27 view from our room the second night from the pagoda view room in the White House Hotel. It's either gold or rundown. Shwedagon Paya in the background.
hand made glass mosaic columns creates ever changing art
It's disrespectful to wear shoes in the pagodas, but there are dozens and dozens who ensure the thousands and thousands of visitors each day feel their feet are clean
a man medidating in front of laying Buddah
An ancient sunset
Everyone comes out for sundown
Shwedagon Pagoda glows at night in Yangon, Myanmar
Bus on our way to the bus to Kalaw. Note: this picture was taken at my eye level. Seated.
Lina, Obama and Hillary at the bus terminal
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