Little Nuns in Bogyoke Aung San Market
How to Change Money in Yangon Without Getting Scammed
1. Go to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon (map here) between 9:30 and 4:00 pm, ignoring anyone who asks you along the way if you need to change money. You [...]
The Yangon train station at night. Also? The scene of the robbery.
Myanmar is supposed to be incredibly safe. The guidebooks, seasoned travelers, and the internet are all the same in their reassurances of Yangon’s safety and urging to talk and connect with locals eager to chat with someone from [...]
A bus in Yangon that I did not ride.
Eight days is a very small amount of time to spend in Myanmar, but a very long time to spend in Yangon.
Even in the best of conditions, travel in Myanmar is a notoriously uncomfortable affair, with rainy season heightening the [...]
A trap fashioned by Viet Cong for US soldiers near the Cu Chi tunnels
The tourist trap. Everyone who has journeyed to a locale without the aid of local friends falls into one at some point another. Nearly any feature that attracts tourists has an economy [...]
First things first. If you want to visit the Grand Palace and with it, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, you’ll need to wear appropriate clothing. No one can wear shorts or a tank top. Men need to wear pants and a shirt [...]
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