Category Archives: Burma (Myanmar)

Inya Lake Hotel in Rangoon year 1987

If you visit Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon today, it is something different than it was late 1980’s, in Rangoon – as the capital of Myanmar (Burma) was called then. I stayed in the hotel in September 1987. The hotel … Continue reading

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Monks, now and then

These are probably my two best pictures of Buddhist monks. I have not taken too many of those, so it’s easy to pick the ones I like. The first I took in central Burma (cannot remember the exact location) in … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s World: Portraits of Burmese Dissidents and Activists

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Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and famed Burmese democracy advocate, is currently on tour in the U.S., where she’ll be feted and honored at every stop she makes. On Sept. 19, she received the…

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Burma, the fairest place in the world

I just saw the film telling the story of pro-democracy activist and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent 15 years of her life in Burma in house arrest and was released  late 2010. A touching film, … Continue reading

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Meat and rice for lunch at Rangoon, Burma

I can not claim that I can remember what we ate in this Burmese lunch restaurant. This was Rangoon, Burma in September 1987. But the taste was good, that I can still say. The young man in the picture was … Continue reading

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Road transportation in Burma year 1987

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I’m again returning back to my Burma photos and memories from year 1987 (have patience ;)), this time taking a look at the road transportations. I have not visited Burma since late 1980’s, but these last 25 years have certainly changed … Continue reading

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The golden pagoda Shwedagon, Burma 1987

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Shwedagon was not full of tourists in September 1987. There was mainly monks and local Burmese in their longyis. But there is a good reason to visit it. Shwedagon is one of the oldest pagodas in the world, and one … Continue reading

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