Yangon and Shwedagon

First day in Burma. We’re a bit unnerved by the strange, expectant atmosphere in Yangon and don’t like it much here. The long deserted avenues to Shwedagon Paya. The lack of motorbikes. But Shwedagon itself more than makes up for it, and we stay till well after dark.
Last, the extraordinary White House Hotel, more of a folly than anything else, with its vertiginous views, and staff cooking a bountiful breakfast.

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