Myanmar: Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay (video)


WATCH: 11 Monks on Mopeds in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

October 1, 2012 George and I wandered the streets and immediately saw Monks on Mopeds, Monks on the phone, monks with umbrellas. There are a lot of monks! And a lot of cell phone places. Samsung, All Call, Any Call were all packed with people. Myanmarians have access to cell phones and they like it. Although there are no ATMs for foreign tourists there are quite a few ATMs to be found here. At some point, there will be ATM access for tourists and that will make traveling here much simpler.

The city has large streets full of traffic and fumes from cars that would not pass smog inspection in Los Angeles but is not friendly to walking as many have no sidewalks or the side of the road is full of holes. The car language of beeping is loud! Not as loud as our nearby mosque but still quite alarming while perambulating. I did like to stroll along the moat outside the palace walls but we did not visit the East entrance to see inside.

This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.

Lisa Ellen Niver

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