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My theme this year is Burma AKA Myanmar. I used to live in Laos, so this was a return to Southeast Asia that I looked forward to. I spent a little over three weeks exploring this country, learning a bit about its culture: its history, religion, and language. I thought others might enjoy some of what I learned and see some of what I saw.
|In an old British Colonial Town, the Horse Carriage is still the Taxi|
I’m the world’s worse movie maker. Well the horse carriage was bouncing, so I kept sliding out. Almost tumbled onto the ground a couple of times, so I had to hold on to the carriage with one hand and use the other one to point and shoot. It was starting to rain and the driver kept handing me an umbrella. “Sorry, fella but I’m out of hands here!”
Answers to G: What do you know about botanical gardens in Burma?
F 1. Burma can boast several amazing national gardens similar to PyinOoLwin. (There are several national parks, sanctuaries and reserves, but I could only find one botanical garden.)
F 2. Botanical gardens are totally under government control. (There are still government links ($$$), but the garden is now mostly controlled by a private company.)
NOW what do you know about the carriages of Burma?
T/F 1. Hackney carriages have been subject to government licensing at least as far back as 1950.
T/F 2. Hackney-carriage means small vehicle in Burma.