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Tropical Punch Tour: Myanmar Part 14

August 24, 2010 by garry

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Yangon, Myanmar

Another travel day started out with a little more painfully slow Myanmar Internet, then the myriad of strange and colorful sights and sounds that can besiege you in Southeast Asia worked their magic. Around 3:00 p.m., as I climbed into a taxi cab with two Frenchies, a random procession of novice Buddhist nuns chanted as they slowly paraded down the street in front of the Motherland II Inn. I quickly dug my camera out of my backpack to get a shot. A little bit later, I was bummed I had packed my camera away again when we passed a couple of guys hauling a dozen dead chickens tied to each of their bicycles. Immigration out of Myanmar and back into Thailand went smoothly, and I caught a city bus back into Banglamphu, a 45-minute ride away, for only a dollar! Donna Guest House didn't have any single rooms open, so I found a slightly dirty one at Nat II Guest House down the alley. It's pretty amazing how well the Southeast Asia travel / accommodation infrastructure works--if you stay on the beaten path.

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  1. said (3 years ago)

    If your doing another tour, you should have a cheap film camera around your neck just incase you run into anything thats similar to the dead chickens being dragged or the cute girl you will never see again. Anyway looks like you had a good time man, looking forward to other possible blog posts

  2. said (3 years ago)

    Yeah, I've been shooting short little video clips throughout this whole tour. When I get home, I'll string 'em together and post it.

  3. said (3 years ago)

    Sounds pretty rad, can't wait.

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