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Defending the protected

Restricted access to internet in Myanmar

Restricted access to internet in Myanmar

 

An active defendant of human rights, Myanmar, continues to actively defend its citizens against the evil influence of capitalistic democracy.  READ MORE »

Playful residents

Small kitten roaming around the teak monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar

Small kitten roaming around the teak monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar

 

Shwe In Bin Kyaung is a small and peaceful wooden monastery in Mandalay. Spending an hour there, we met two monks and a kitten.  READ MORE »

Top Mandalay sights

Pagoda on top of Mandalay hill in Myanmar

Pagoda on top of Mandalay hill in Myanmar

 

Climbing to the Mandalay hill rewarded us with a prize of glittering temple and magnificent panoramic views to the surrounding plains.
As well as the ugly Novotel hotel and a city prison.  READ MORE »

The occupation of Mandalay

Monks gathering alms. Early morning in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Monks gathering alms. Early morning in Mandalay, Myanmar.

 

Buddhist monks, big and small, leave the monastery each morning and go around the place gathering alms.
Mandalay, according to some sources, is home to around 60% of all Myanmar's monks, and their increased presence is easily spotted on the streets.  READ MORE »

True transport for public

Overcrowded pickup truck in street of Yangon, Myanmar

Overcrowded pickup truck in street of Yangon, Myanmar

 

On our way from airport to the hotel, a taxi driver told about sky high prices of petrol currently in Myanmar. Also, individuals are not permitted to own motorbikes.  READ MORE »

Men and skirts

Men wearing traditional skirts in Yangon, Myanmar

Men wearing traditional skirts in Yangon, Myanmar

 

New country, upon arrival to it, instantly makes a few strong impressions. The first one in Myanmar was men wearing skirts. Old gentlemen, young boys, men of middle age.  READ MORE »

Availability of internet in Myanmar

The plane in Chiang Mai airport is waiting to take us to Myanmar (Burma is a former name of the country).  READ MORE »

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