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Inle Lake
Men in knitted jumpers don't scare me... but kids with guns do

March 2nd 2007
Pyin Oo Lwin - Hsipaw - Kyaukme - Inle Lake (Nyuangshwe) The railway employee's uniform - green knitted jumper complete with knitted train didn't scare me, rather it was the very young soldier with a very large gun that put me off taking photos.... It's no big surprise in Burma that trains move at a remarkably slow speed. That doesn't stop a few middle aged tourists making a special journey to ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Inle Lake

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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