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  1. Audrey | That Backpacker
    March 26, 2013

    The photo of the ‘Mafia Monk’ is amazing! And that is so cool that you guys got to teach an English class – how random! I’ve never had to teach a class where everyone was at a different level, so that would have been pretty daunting for me.

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    • Tom
      March 27, 2013

      Thanks Audrey, yeah it was a bit daunting teaching English to those of different levels – it was often one or two students that would dominate the conversation as they had the best English. I also love Mafia Monk – I’m not sure how he manages to look so cool 😀

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  2. jill
    March 28, 2013

    I remember my first impression of Yangon (was there in 2012)… I felt like I just went through a wormhole and emerged back in the 50’s. It was so…. different from the rest of SE Asia.

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    • Tom
      April 3, 2013

      Hi Jill! Yep, it’s still a bit like that. Rickshaws and old cars, people staring at you as if they’ve never seen a white person before. Fun stuff. Thanks for commenting 😀

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  3. Peter Lee
    March 30, 2013

    You covered Myanmar very well. I am surprised with some slum picture like that of train passing through the slum houses. How do they sleep at nights. But love to see some cute clicks like you clicked with that puppy and you tried local beer. So what was the taste like? 🙂

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    • Tom
      April 3, 2013

      Really nice actually. Doesn’t quite beat BeerLao (my favourite SE Asian beer!) but it was tasty enough and very refreshing after a dusty day in fascinating Yangon!

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  4. Des @ Ditch the Degree
    April 9, 2013

    I’ve never been in Myanmar but it looks like this place has a good culture. The people here looks friendly and oh that bus looks nice.

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  5. Wil @ Where’s Wil
    June 11, 2013

    Yangon felt to me like living in a book. No other place like it.

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  6. Stefania – the Italian Backpacker
    October 17, 2013

    Very interesting post. You really get an idea of Myanmar from your words and the pictures. Fascinating country for sure. Those signs made me laugh!

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  7. Coby Smith
    May 28, 2014

    Beautiful pics! And great article, thanks so much. Burma is such an amazing country should not have to be left unvisited. There is another article with more on Myanmar’s rich culture and heritage for fellow travellers to get to know it a bit better – http://www.travelindochina.com/blog-articles/welcome-to-burma – may be of interest

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  8. Lyle
    July 12, 2014

    Nice write up! Very frank but modest.

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