We have arrived in Rangoon, capital of Burma/Myanmar, yesterday and already covered quite a bit of ground. Despite the torrid heat. I thought I’d put up a few iPhone shots that I took yesterday to mark the first of hopefully many posts to come while we’re in this fascinating country for the next four weeks.



A fish market in downtown Rangoon.


Old colonial facade in downtown Rangoon.


The property boom is ubiquitous: here, the country’s first Novotel is being built. Other Accor properties are surely following suit, as are many other international hotel chains.


Recent reforms have resulted in a flourishing of new daily newspapers. While restrictions remain on what can and cannot be said, the censorship board no longer exists.

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Rangoon’s old colonial architecture is stunning. Some of it is being renovated while other buildings are left to decay. I’ll try to get a few better shots done soon and devote a separate and more systematic post to that.

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