Tag Archives: Myanmar

Mandalay, the photos

Well here are the promised/threatened photos ! I have already written about Mandalay, so I’ll just let the pictures tell the story. These are from around the old “Royal Mandalay” area, where the palace, most of the important temples, and … Continue reading

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A quick update – dateline Yangon

To repeat a Kipling quote from my last post, This is Burma, and it is quite unlike any place you know about I am in Yangon now, where the Internet is slightly above snail pace, so time for an update … Continue reading

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Burmese Days – Mandalay

It is a rather disagreeable town-it is dusty and intolerably hot,and is said to have five main products beginning with P,namely, pagodas, pariahs, pigs, priests and prostitutes. So said George Orwell of Mandalay (in his early novel Burmese Days) ,when … Continue reading

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Happy New Year !

  สุขสันต์วันปีใหม่   Suk san wan pee mai  2558, or Happy New Year’s Day for the year BE 2558 on Thailand’s Buddhist era calendar. I barely made it to midnight last night, I was having a couple of very quiet drinks … Continue reading

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