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A decrepit atmosphere

We got here on a steamy night, in the monsoon season. It was my second trip to Southeast Asia, and I found a lot of surprising details. Yangon is not like other cities in the area ... it's not an old city, and became the capital in 1885, when the British completed their conquest in the north of the country and Mandalay, the old capital fell. The streets have old colonial buildings, with moss and mildew. You'll see people eating at any time, and there are night markets where fish and meat are offered in large baskets with candles to light things up, because the electricity goes out every few minutes. The streets are very dark, lacking street lighting, but are full of people. In a country ruled by the iron fist of a military junta, and economically blockaded by others, except China, it's interesting to see so much life. In the background you can see the Golden Pagoda, home to many Burmese who are left to pray for a better life in the next cycle after their death...
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