Dala ~ Burma

Dala is located on the Yangon River across from downtown Yangon, Burma. The town has twenty-nine villages. Dala is undeveloped and very rural because there isn’t a bridge to connect Dala to Yangon. The only way to get to Dala is by ferry. The ferry boat leaves every 20 minutes and can accommodate over 100 people. The boat ride is less than 10 minutes from pier to pier. The river water is completely brown. There is so much action during the ride. Vendors are  sellingRead more

Ngapali Beach ~ Burma

Ngapali Beach is in the Rakhine State of Burma.  This beach town was hidden away from the world when tourism was essentially blocked by the military government take over. There are villages on one side of the road and a beautiful vast beach on the other. Ngapali Beach is four miles from the major city of Thandwe.    Baggage claim at the Thandwe Airport was the most chaotic scene of all. This system would never work in the United States. AfterRead more

Yangon ~ Burma

Yangon, Myanmar is the former capital of Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar).  The military government officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw in March 2006. Yangon Myanmar is not the original name. The city and country was renamed by the military government in 1989 when they took over. The original name of Yangon was known as Rangoon, and Myanmar was Burma. Many of the Burmese people ( and me too) reject the new name and feel the military has no right to rename theRead more