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Rangoon/Yangon, Burma/Myanmar

I usually post once we’ve left a country, but we are having a lazy day, resting on the ship today, after a long hot day in Rangoon, Burma yesterday (I like the old names better, but as of 1990 the city is actually Yangon and the country Myanmar). 473 more words

June's Posts

The known and the unknown - notes on finding love and joy in both.

https://wordpress.com/post/65960031/104/

“How does one hate a country or love one?(,,,) I lack the trick of it. I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain ploughland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? 1,075 more words

Yangon, Myanmar

There’s nothing worse than leaving a party just as it’s starting to kick off. That’s the feeling I had leaving Myanmar tonight. All the dirty, dusty little shacks that we passed on the way into Yangon were lit up with neon and the promise of cold beers. 579 more words

Non-musical Activities!!!

FROM RANGOON TO YANGON – THE NEW OLD CITY (4)

From Yangon Railway station, there are trains to other cities in Myanmar. We took the train that circulate around the Yangon City. It goes through some really poor areas – areas where children don’t chance for education, people don’t have proper medical services, people trade in their commodities daily for train tickets to work…. 114 more words

Student protests: apparent breakthrough reached in Rangoon

https://www.dvb.no/news/student-protests-apparent-breakthrough-reached-in-rangoon-burma-myanmar/48241

Late night group discussion. A fellow Burmese youth volunteer comes in the room slightly sobbing. Two of her friends had smiles on their face, the kind of smile you know something good has happened. 117 more words

FROM RANGOON TO YANGON – THE NEW OLD CITY (2).

As economy grows and jobs diversity increases, the mobility of people and hence the demand for transportation surges -now Yangonese finally have their first taste of traffic congestion, a remote concept for them 3 years ago.  88 more words