I continued exploring the city before starting on any specific story.. Yesterday I took the 3 hour ride along the circle line through Yangon’s suburbs to get a better feel of the city and people.
After the train started and I was casually sitting on the steps in the open door a surprised local asked my why I was not riding in the carriage especially for foreign travelers? I told him that I did not knew such a thing existed, but also that this would defy the purpose of taking the train..
What strikes me most so far in Yangon is the sheer variety of colors and people in the city.
Of course I know that not all is peaceful and happiness below the surface…