Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Yangon Circle Line

In Yangon one of the most tourist visited sites is the Yangon Circle Line. It is exactly as it sounds, a train line running a circle around Yangon and the surrounding outer area.  It's hyped as a great way to see city and country life in a nice little package.  The Burmese people coming on the train are mostly heading to work of some sort and you'll see various types of people with various types of clothing as well as trains getting filled with "stuff." Stuff is what they put in the aisles between the people. It may be a product to sell or sacks of rice, heaps of produce, hay, and lots of who knows what.  All the while you just sit and absorb it.  While it does offer a nice view of daily life for many Burmese people, for your average traveler it's a bit long clocking in near 3 hours especially when you're sitting on this very hard wooden bench.  My advice to travelers coming to Yangon, skip this and get a train or bus to another town just outside Yangon and you'll see the same sites and be more comfortable and have more control on when to go back.

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