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Interior of Botahtaung temple, Yangon  

Interior of Botahtaung temple, Yangon

Are the times a-changing in Myanmar?

March 15th 2012
Upon leaving Yangon’s modern-looking airport, it quickly becomes apparent that the city is quite unlike anywhere else we visited in south-east Asia. Ancient cars, designed for the left hand side of the road, are driven on the right. Taxi drivers’ lips and gums are stained red by chewing betel leaves. Periodically, they wind down the window (if there is one) to spit large quantities into the gu ... read more
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Burmese Flag Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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