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First impressions of Burma: Yangon

May 4th 2010
As the plane pulled up at the gate, Anette and I exchanged eager looks at the sight of the terminal. The intricately decorated golden spires glistened in the pure blue skies above the building and I knew we were in for something special. I already feel like this country will take over my soul. Sharing large borders with Thailand, India and China, I expected something of a mysterious mix of thes ... 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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