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

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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