Back in Yangon

Scaramouchine returned to Yangon (formerly Rangon).  She ate, she shopped, she explored colonial Burma.

Yangon.-14

Yangon.-10

Scaramouchine was impressed by the ad hoc buzzer system invented by urban Yangonese.  Because few apartment buildings have working buzzers or elevators, the Burmese have invented a "string and clip" system whereby you can drop down a clip containing a key (as there is no way to buzz a person into the building) or some forgotten item, like an umbrella.

Scaramouchine was impressed by the ad hoc buzzer system invented by urban Yangonese. Because few apartment buildings have working buzzers or elevators, the Burmese have invented a “string and clip” system whereby you can drop down a clip containing a key (as there is no way to buzz a person into the building) or some forgotten item, like an umbrella.

Street Food

Street Food

Street Cooks

Street Cooks

Café Society:  Nuns smoking and drinking tea

Café Society: Nuns smoking and drinking tea

Colonial Burma with a Banksy twist

Colonial Burma with a Banksy twist

Second Hand Books.  A country that has not yet converted to the Kindle.

Second Hand Books. A country that has not yet converted to the Kindle.

 

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2 responses to “Back in Yangon

    • So sorry for the slow reply! Life is so busy I haven’t had time to update my blog! Are you Burmese? Myanmar in 1973 must have been so different! Already it is changing quickly. I have friends there who now can cheaply and easily get a cell plan!

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