When it came time to leave Inle Lake and make the journey to Yangon, we decided to look into flying. Myanmar has a number of airlines that operate in the country; the slow roads and long distances make it an appealing method of travel. When we inquired about flights from Heho, the closest airport, the travel agent looked at us and laughed, only saying “Look on the internet for Heho Airport.” (A plane crashed in December 2012). We decided to hop on the overnight bus that took us back over the winding mountain roads towards the main ‘highway’ heading south to Yangon. While crossing the mountains we saw the effects of clear cutting, watching in amazement at a mile long line of fire working it’s way up an adjacent slope and lighting up the night sky.
|The famous Strand Hotel on Yangon’s waterfront has long been the choice for the well-heeled.|
|Monks collecting alms, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Crossing a street in Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Used books for sale on the street. Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Gold plates cover Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|A young woman prays, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|A monk watching the stream of people pass by, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Golden spires, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Sweepers making their way around Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Incense burns at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|A monk stands in front of Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|Shwedagon’s golden stupa glows after sunset, Yangon, Myanmar.|
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