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the way to Mandalay
Myanmar, formerly Burma, is in the process of becoming a "led" democratic country. I' d never been to Myanmar before, so I had no clue what to look forward to. Yangon (formerly Rangoon) International is the most important destination city. RGN remains the three-digit code of the terminal. Exchange of currency at the airports and taxis to the city are generally good economic development figures.
People were not interested in the Aussie dollar if they were not willing to pay for a very bad exchange rate. U.S. dollar must be in near mint condition to be acceptable, which is somewhat ironic, as the indigenous Kyoto banknotes are always tattered and dirty. Taxis to the motel were a set price of 9000k yat for the one hours drive to Yangon city centre.
That' about $A12 at the unfavorable exchange rate, or about $US7 at the favorable rate. The journey to Yangon is inexpensive, but because of the high volume of traffick. and they were there to take a railroad.
I' m informed that the Yangon military has huts from which to call forces out into the street, but in the transitional phase they hold back. I have doubts that anyone would have the power to cause legal issues at this hour of the year - up to 40° C in the shadows and 94% humid.
And Yangon is clearly in the developers' focus. A large part of the old British centre of Yangon could face the demolition bulb while the designers try to turn it into a trendy American town. Burma is currently on the brink of a tourist booming in the West, like Cuba, from visitors who want to see it "before it's too late".
However, the palace-like manor house of the Chin Tsong Lim in Yangon will be completely refurbished at the beginning of the twentieth century probably because it will be an attraction for Japanese visitors. Overnight at the Mya Yeik Nyo Royal Hotel in Bahan, a outskirts of Yangon, on the site of an old UK countryside centre that still remains a handsome old timber house in urgent need of restoration.
Out of Yangon I have flown to Mandalay, which has romantically Kiplingsque connotations, but otherwise makes little sense. While Mandalay is an ugly place, being in the centre of Myanmar is a good starting point for going elsewhere. It is possible to take a 70 km shuttle downriver along the Ayeyarwady (formerly Irrawaddy) river to Bagan, which lasts 11 h.
Myanmar's ship's pilot said he makes about $140 a months, which is a good salary in Myanmar. An important touristic destination in Bagan is the ascent of a pagoda sanctuary for the magic view of the crimson sea that rises through the dust fog above the many old Buddha shrines and caves.
Journeys to and from Bagan are restricted, with a bad railway, rivers and roads infrastructures. It' a two hrs drive by Mandalay or about five hrs by railway to the unappealing 0400s. As Yangon, it is facing an architectural uncertainty as the course designers are overcoming its resource-potentials.
Burma faces a somewhat insecure outlook in the face of various indigenous and faith-based autonomous movement and the powers of general rule, but it is clear that the countrys 51 million inhabitants need to accept changes to make their fate better. Simultaneously, I realized that many Buddhist friars had smartphones and striking clocks, which seemed incompatible with Buddha's non-materialistic doctrines.
Much of Myanmar's rich ness in wealth of pure golden coins also flows into the temple's decor. Yangon's shedagon pagoda will contain up to 60 tons of pure goldfields and a tower set with gems. In Myanmar there is very little pristine woodland due to Tatmadaw's sanctions on cutting down timber, and the expected flow of aid will unavoidably end up in the pocket of the mighty Tatmadaw élite - who seem to care little about people's inheritance or wellbeing.