In #myanmar are a lot of pagodas but this was the absolutely most amazing one. This is shwedagon pagoda in #Yangon
After doing this drone shot I almost got arrested because it wasn’t allowed. I didn’t knew this before I made the shot because I’ve read that there are none existing drone laws in Myanmar which is total bullshit and you better shouldn’t trust every travel blogger 😅
Anyways after landing the drone safely in my hands The security team came up and got me into their office. I almost shit myself but they were quite nice actually. I was there for like 10 minutes. They asked me some questions and then it was super funny. They handed me the drone back over into my hands and I had to take a picture with the chief officer. I still don’t know why they did this picture but after that I was free to go and I didn’t even had to pay a fine or something 😅
Going through old #Myanmar photos and falling back in love with the sparkly #patterns of palaces and pagodas of SE Asia. So colorful and amazing work!! New blog post on my 12 hours in #Yangon up for your reading pleasure 🤓
My uncles garden. It looks messy and wild but it’s full of character. I’ll be sharing more pictures from his house in the coming posts. In some ways I think he would have made a great horticulturist. He’s always experimenting with plants and it’s fascinating to explore his little but vibrant outdoor space. You can also spot a water storage tank in the picture. It’s common for all houses in the City to have this. Living in Myanmar requires enduring sub-standard infrastructure that is often taken for granted by many from more developed countries. As such, one necessity is a water tank. Due to water scarcity, in many residential buildings and compounds, overhead storage tanks collect water from different sources – sometimes pumped from wells or collecting rainwater – which is then pressure pumped into houses. .
17 Jan 2016. Yangon. Another train ride but in the Yangon local train this time. It was honestly the highlight of my time in Yangon, and most of the pictures are from or around the train journey. It was bustling with activity. There were a few tourists but so few that I was the only one in the compartment I was in. Apart from seeing Yangon beyond the usual tourist attractions, it was a lovely snippet into the lives of some of Yangon's residence and the role of the trains in their communities.
The train stopped at a number of neighbourhoods/villages and people got on and off with poultry, vegetables, boxes and bags of things to sell at other markets. There were food vendors getting on and off the trains selling their snacks to commuters and for efficient use of time, people cutting vegetables in the commute. It felt weird intruding into peoples daily activities by taking photos, so most of my pictures are of the views.
The other highlights of this day were visiting the Bogyoke Aung San markets. I admired fabric, shopped some more and didn't take a single useful photo. There was a Mosque on my route and a Hindu temple next to a shiny new KFC. I would later think on the history of Yangon and the diversity that is still present as I ate a late lunch at KFC with a lovely view of the mandir next door. #Yangon#Myanmar#Burma#travel#trainjourney
Best fried rice ever..there is no fried rice without an egg on the top and a dash of super bad grade MSG sprinkled on it... no egg,no msg, no chilli then one should call the 'May I Help You' Police Fried Rice Regulatory Unit in #Yangon immidiatly... #Myanmar#friedrice
Myanmar and I will always be unfinished business. Dad told me to clear my mind through a cup of cappuccino and a croissant 3 in the afternoon at Inya Lake Hotel - his personal favorite. This I have to say though, the now-booming coffee game in Yangon is sweeping me off my feet! This cup was rich and hit all the right notes. #yangon
I've never been inside of a monastery before and look what I found!? Naign Win isn't the only one that likes his games 🤣
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Yes, under a sizzling 1 o’clock sun, I explored Sule Pagoda which resides in the midst of Yangon’s old colonial charm and rapid progress looking stunning as ever with that golden hue. Surprisingly, the marble floors were quite cooling on my feet. #yangon#sulepagoda