Just a quick update with some photos. Not all taken by me cos my camera is botched. Cheers Charlie mate for letting me steal some. Feels a bit crappy cos someone else took them, but at least I know where they came from. Anyway, they are better photos than I could ever take.
Just to let you all know that I am still alive and when I get somewhere that does not want my soul for an internet connection, I will type up all I have written for the site since I have been here (A lot). Free the people, free information, free the country that the world forgot! 😉
So I WAS lied to. There IS Internet cafes in Yangon. Can’t access Internet based email, but knowing your pop server addresses and having a list of anonymous proxy IP addresses (Stealth/elite for those in the know) goes a long way. You’d think the government would hire professionals to spread misinformation and prevent even mere mortals like me being able to do what I like. no offence guys, but Vietnams restrictions were harder to get passed!
Anyway, I got here safe last night after a nice flight through a thunder and lightning storm on the worst Airline I have flown with since Aeroflot to Mexico (Remember that Mammy?) 😉 Reached my hostel and they guys were still there… yeay! Struck me as odd, but they were sitting in reading and talking, not drinking. Seems like everything must close early here 😉 I was wrecked, so I just went to sleep.
Today was amazing. Yangon was NOTHING what I expected it to be. Its like…. a dirtier and more crappy version of Bangkok. I was not expecting to see the same thing here. People spit blood or something everywhere and its like everyone has gingivitis. They have some weird chewing gum stuff that makes their mouths red. I need to try me some of that. Aparently its like a snuff, gum, nicotine sub but who knows.
Anyway, regarding something else I had a preconception about…. I was right. I took a walk today which lead me here and I am like to only foreigner here. I’m glad in a way that “Nobody goes to Burma!” but it feels kinda weird. I have not done the touristy things here yet, I think I’m gonna leave it until my way back down because everyone else has seen it all and I would like to travel with them up north to Mandalay. I’ll decide later.
Don’t know if 400 Euro will last me here and I already changed some of my money at the Airport (Stupid mistake that Jim WARNED me not to make) and was ripped off by about …… 50% !!!!!
Anyway, I have a time limit here so I have to go.
I’ll try update again soon. Just to let the carers know I’m safe. 😉
Be careful and good luck with exams.
Miss you lots like blood red shots.