Destination Burma

The cyclos of Chau Doc did not have much in the way of hand-holds but were fun to ride

Weird wheels and why you should use them

Saigon cyclo The Vietnamese cyclo is a three-wheel bicycle taxi introduced to Vietnam by the French in the colonial period. There used to be thousands of them on the streets ...
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Shwedagon Pagoda lights up the night sky. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar

Five fun ways to enjoy Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San market ( Scott's market) Bogyoke Aung San market, once known as Scott's market, is named after Aung San Suu Kyi's father, a former leader of the country ...
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Train crossing the Gokteik viaduct, Shan State, Myanmar.

Train ride over the Gokteik viaduct

The Gokteik viaduct Pyin Oo Lwin (originally Maymyo) was the summer capital of the British in Burma and they built the railway to link it to Lashio in the north ...
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The beautiful elephant, with room for two men inside, used in the Elephant Dance in Tant Kyi Taung.

The Elephant Dance of Tant Kyi Taung

On top of a mountain near the village of Tant Kyi Taung a few miles from Bagan there is a beautiful pagoda. According to legend it was built on the ...
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