Er efteråret startet?

Da jeg kom ud i haven lørdag formiddag, var det første mit blik faldt på et imponerende edderkoppespind, hvor en ikke mindre imponerende korsedderkop sad mid i spindet og solede sig. Spindet var meget større end dem vi har fundet i haven i ‘sommerens’ løb, så jeg kunne ikke undgå mistanken at edderkoppen mener det […]

Lidt macro på altanen

Jeg har ikke rigtig haft tid og når jeg så har haft det har vejret ikke været sommerligt og indbydende. Resulatet er ihvertfald at kameraet har været ret ubrugt i denne sommer. Som en lille smule kompensation brugte jeg en halv times tid på altanen med at lave nogle næroptagelser af blomsterne og beboerne deri.


I en ikke så fjern fortid var det helt almideligt at billeder optrådte i sort/hvid. I de trykte medier var det simpelthen et spørgsmål om økonomi, de sort/hvide kostede mindre reproarbejde og der var kun en tur gennem tryk, hvor farve billeder skulle trykkes i fire farver. Teknisk udvikling har efterhånden gjort det økonomisk lige […]

Godt nytår

Jeg startede fotoåret med f/8, ISO 100 og 2 sek fra altanen.Ambitionen var såmænd at tage fotos af nytårets 320 mio kr. dyre fyrværkeri. Indstillingerne viste sig at medføre udtværing af fyrværkeriet, sikkert på grund at den forholdsvis kraftige vind. Derfor reducerede jeg belysningen til 1 sek og senere 0,5 sek, som er tiderne for […]


Nu har jeg gået i et par måneder og nydt at haven kunne passe sig selv. Græsset groede ikke, bladene faldt ned og blæste bort, kort sagt den ideelle tid for en doven husejer. Sådan kunne det for så vidt godt fortsætte en rum tid hvis det stod til mig, men nu skal vejrguderne ødelægge […]


My first trip to Myanmar or Burma took place in November 2013. We had been curious about this former closed country that through some years had been opening up towards the external world. But we do not want to support an oppressive dictatorship, we would like to support the free population of the country. So […]


The first option is a taxi bike, only relevant outside Yangon. It’s a tri-bike that mostly assembles an ordinary old-school mens bike without gears fitted with a sidecar. The sidecar can with good will be said to have to passenger seats, however I’ve never seen both seat used. But I’ve seen – and tried – […]

Motor bike taxi

You’ll find them everywhere. The bike is typical fitted with a 75-150 ccm and in scooter design. If you are Burmese you would probably think such a device can seat 3-4 , but I recommend to limit it to the driver and one passenger. In the cities the motorbike taxi can progress faster than the […]


The taxi is a good idea when you are going around in a city, at least it will protect you from the traffic and weary feats, save you time and might be comfortable. If you have only been in a taxi in Europe you think of taxis as a uniform experience, forget it in Myanmar […]


I have not tried local buses as all signs, route plans and guidance I found is in Burmese. Intercity transportation can be done via the wide spread and rather efficient bus network. The intercity buses comes like the cars, some are brand-new directly from Scania and some are 2nd, 3rd++ hands. The older ones are […]


Railroads in Myanmar is operated by the government, so if you travel by train you’ll support the government financial – but that might not be so big a problem after November 8th 2015. The railroads are basically the same as the ones the British laid out before they left in 1948, and I wouldn’t be […]


If you don’t want to rattle and bumping along the roads or railroads of Myanmar, despite it rather low fare charge, you can choose between a number of airlines with domestic operation. The routes covers all of the country from Kaw Thaung in south to Puta O in north. Most domestic routes are operated with […]


As the roads of Myanmar in most areas are rather poor or non-existing transport goes on the rivers where possible. The boats sailing on the rivers span from a type of long-tail to regular ferries. The small boats can usually be rented in the same way as you take a taxi. Don’t look for comfort […]

Visiting Yangon in 2013

We arrived to Yangon International Airport where our pre-arrival visas where exchanged to a sticker in our passport. There was a little queue so the process from arrival to getting in to the arrival area took about 35 minutes. Remembering stories about the old days in Eastern Europe we thought it was fairly quick.While we […]

Colonial quarter

The area around the city hall was build before WWII by the British. All streets are directed north-south and east-west, which means that an almost any time of the day you’ll be able to walk in the shade. The area west of Sule pagoda has many merchant stall along the pavement and some of the […]

Circle line

Yangon has a local railway, just like any other metropole. Where any 5-8 Mill. metropole I can think off will have several lines that interconnects to a fabric of transportation Yangon has 1 line – the Circle line. As the name indicates the railway runs in a circle around the city. The southernmost station is […]

Meilamu Pagoda

This is a curiosity of a temple, very colourful and with strange decoration. Someone has called it a Disney land temple, it will take approximate half an hour to stroll around the temple area. I think it’s worth the effort to make a visit, to see that not all Burmese temples are straightly decorated like […]

Bogyoke Market

The market is placed in a large white building on Bogyoke Road a few hundred meters west of the Railway station. The shops in the market are selling almost any kind of non-food product, it seems like the main customer group for the shops are Burmese, but as a foreigner you can find things of […]

Maha Bandoola Garden

Next to the City hall and Sule pagoda lays a park. Sometimes it spelled Maha Bandoola Garden and sometimes Maha Vandoola Park. When you need a break from walking the streets in the city it’s nice to buy a snack and relax in the park like many Burmese do. You’ll easily find either some deep […]

Sule Pagoda

The pagoga is situated next to the City hall in the middle of a roundabout. The roads that intersects at the roundabout is having 2-3 lanes in each direction, so getting to the pagoda requires good skills as a pedestrian. The pagoda is claimed to founded 2.500 years ago and to be holding a shrine […]

Peoples Park

The Peoples park is found in the same area as Shwedagon, or just across U Wisara Road from Shwedagon. The park can be a break from the city’s noisy traffic and the many people in Shwedagon. It’s a pleasant site with several plants, flower and pond arrangements. Like many other places you’ll find young Burmese […]

Inya lake

A green oasis north of Shwedagon, take a stroll on the promenade along the embankment. Don’t expect to find a free bench on the path because they will probably all be occupied by young Burmese, as students from the nearby university uses the area on the west embankment of the lake for recreation. On the […]

Boyoke Aung San Museum

The father of Aung San Suu Kyi was a leader of the freedom movement around WWII, and was expected to be the leader in the first Burmese government after the liberation, but he was assassinated in July 1947 – half a year before independence. The museum is placed in the house that the Burmese freedom […]

Shwedagon Pagoda

The largest pagoda Shwedagon is found approximately 3.5 Km north of the city centre, a ride by taxi from the city centre will take 10-30 minutes depending on traffic, the charge will be around 5.000 Kyats. As it is a major religious landmark for Buddhists they are travelling from not only Myanmar but from all […]


Yangon has not been the capital of Myanmar since 2005 when the government moved to Naypyidaw, which is located between Yangon and Mandalay. But Yangon is by far the largest city in Myanmar, according to an article on Wikipedia its around 5 mill. Inhabitants. Some locals claims that more than 8 mill. live in the […]

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