I love Yangon

I love Yangon

Although I normally don’t enjoy big cities much I found Yangon fascinating and after a long time I did a lot of walking around such a large city and so I explored quite a big part of it.

Yangon is Southeast Asia meets India. But it felt more like the latter. I spent hours walking around Chinatown with its busy streets, loads of street vendors and their stalls and carts selling so many things. And the colonial architecture all around was impressive. I loved everything.

Buying fish
Just one of the many fishmongers
More fish
Would you like some vegetables?
Or is it meat you’re looking for?
There is a market in almost every street downtown
Not only can you do shopping, you can also eat out

Yes. I really liked everything except for the fake monks (children) who asked for money what monks are not supposed to do. And also self-proclaimed tour guides. One of them assured me I wasn’t his passenger (supposedly a customer) but a friend after I had told him I wasn’t interested in a guide.

You can’t miss the colonial architecture
It’s all around downtown
And it’s fascinating
One of the main streets
Taking a picture with a local
A street packed with cars
Yanhon City Hall

And I absolutely loved the children I met. I had never had children interact with me so excitedly as in Yangon. The next best thing were the kids in Uganda. I loved them. I loved how brave they were. I loved how they wanted to speak English. I loved how they made fun of me and each other. I loved they were like children.

Interacting with local children
So much positive energy. The best moments of the day!
A reclining Buddha in the Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda
The Shwedagon Pagoda
The Golden Stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda
Eating food at my favourite local eatery
More vegetarian food

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