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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #691
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Whoa, very nice. I drew up this diagram to go with your type out:

 
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Old Yesterday, 08:52 PM   #692
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really beautiful photos cork soaker & rbg

i feel like i'm going kinda crazy i think i need to take a few days off and go travel somewhere

 
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM   #693
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Go to Myanmar, you will not be disappoint.

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 PM   #694
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my friend who had just gotten back from a 3 week long trip in tibet/nepal warmly recommended me to go there, but i think i need something really very easy. just a very smooth, zero resistance trip of openly doing nothing and enjoying serene and beautiful nature.

is myanmar hard to get around in? you know, the whole 17-hour bus trips in a bus made out of TV cartons and jammed windows that you can't open or close buses in india thing

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 PM   #695
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Do you Think it's bigger because Thailand has more oxygen
yes

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my friend who had just gotten back from a 3 week long trip in tibet/nepal warmly recommended me to go there, but i think i need something really very easy. just a very smooth, zero resistance trip of openly doing nothing and enjoying serene and beautiful nature.

is myanmar hard to get around in? you know, the whole 17-hour bus trips in a bus made out of TV cartons and jammed windows that you can't open or close buses in india thing
Myanmar is by far the most holy shit where the fuck am I place I have ever been. No comparison. It's not what I would call an easy trip, although overall it was easier to navigate than India, it's also more disconnected from the outside world than anywhere else I have been. And it's more expensive than most other places in SE Asia.

I was on a train for 18 hours that shook so hard I couldn't even lie down without being tossed against the wall. I eventually got so drunk I fell asleep. Anthony Bourdain even did a special about the insane railways here.

I probably would not recommend this as a no resistance trip, but it is something I would highly highly recommend you do eventually since you are already in Asia.

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 PM   #696
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You should fly into Luang Prabang, Laos and spend a few days chilling out, wandering the streets of the little city, drinking beer and going on pre-organized day trips to cool waterfalls and caves and stuff.

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:35 PM   #697
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That sounds awesome. How long were you in Mynmar?

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM   #698
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I'm thinking of thos snails

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM   #699
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Whoa, very nice. I drew up this diagram to go with your type out:
Whatevs. I've been there twice, sober and on drugs.

Think about that!

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM   #700
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That sounds awesome. How long were you in Mynmar?
only 10 days. we had a month to backpack through vietnam laos thailand and myanmar. we managed to see a LOT though

 
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 PM   #701
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I would post the photos I've been taking, but I'm too lazy to scan them.
Have you had a go at making redscale, yet?


 
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Old Today, 01:32 AM   #702
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I guess I'm going to do the thing I always do and just post a bunch of pics since everyone else is so coy about it. more myanmar incoming




built in the mid 19th century, U Bein Bridge near Mandalay is the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world

 
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Old Today, 01:49 AM   #703
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I'm no photographer but there's something about the composition of that photo

 
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Old Today, 01:56 AM   #704
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I'm also no photographer lol

I can barely use my dslr

 
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Old Today, 02:15 AM   #705
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Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Built sometime between the 6th and 10th centuries although it has been added on to repeatedly to reach its current height of 350 feet. It is covered in real gold plates and the very top is bedazzled with an insane amount of precious gems. The entire compound is ridiculously impressive, and you can't even see most of it from this photo. My friend described it as "Buddhist Disney World"

 
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Old Today, 03:05 AM   #706
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another sunrise, this one from the 18 hour train somewhere in between Bagan and Yangon (although much closer to the latter).

 
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Old Today, 05:57 AM   #707
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Great, now I wanna go travelling.

 
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Old Today, 06:30 AM   #708
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Omg rbg keep it coming. Great photos. I envy you so much

 
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Old Today, 06:32 AM   #709
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Did you see any ruined shit in the jungles? Did you ride an elephant? How were the mangos? Did you get high?

God now I want to go to South Asia instead of Comoros.

 
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Old Today, 06:41 AM   #710
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i hope he didn't and nobody should fucking do this

 
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Old Today, 06:42 AM   #711
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~~~ travelling and getting to know the world one glass of chateau merlot at a time ~~~

 
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Old Today, 07:36 AM   #712
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You should fly into Luang Prabang, Laos and spend a few days chilling out, wandering the streets of the little city, drinking beer and going on pre-organized day trips to cool waterfalls and caves and stuff.
don't tell me what to do.

 
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Old Today, 09:17 AM   #713
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Have you considered zhangjiajie or anything touristy like that in China?

 
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My friend described it as "Buddhist Disney World"
disney world is all fake though.
strange simile...

 
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disney world is all fake though.
strange simile...
so is religion


but I would rather go back to Shwedagon than ever go to Disney World

 
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Did you see any ruined shit in the jungles? Did you ride an elephant? How were the mangos? Did you get high?

God now I want to go to South Asia instead of Comoros.
I saw a lot of jungles and lots of ruined shit. It's hard to tell how old shit is though.

Did not ride an elephant because it's immoral. My friend who I traveled with was teaching in Asia though, and her school made all the foreign teachers ride elephants for a photo op. She said it was super uncomfortable because she knew it was wrong but they were really pushy and she had just gotten there and didn't know what to do :/

The mangoes were otherworldly as were the coconuts.

I got high only in Chiang Mai. A New Zealander at our hostel was checking out and he gave me his weed which he referred to as "Scambodian Dirt." It was in fact like a brown brick of marijuana matter but we did get high off it.

 
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Old Today, 12:10 PM   #717
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Have you considered zhangjiajie or anything touristy like that in China?
i was there during my first visit to china in 2008. it really is beautiful and arresting. i probably didn't properly appreciate it then because i was a dumb kid.

it seems like the tourism in china got much more massive since then though, and going to pretty much any popular tourist destination these days will probably be a much more crowded and frustrating experience. if there's one thing i hate is standing in line to be impressed. it just kills the whole thing for me.

 
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so is religion


but I would rather go back to Shwedagon than ever go to Disney World
don't know what to answer to people who say religion is fake in this context. it is not make-believe. it's the biggest cultural driver of history.

i was saying that disney world could replicate such architecture but it would all be fake. whereas here you have the real thing, massive buildings centuries old made with real materials, real gold and real gems, for actual purposes other than tourism.

 
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don't know what to answer to people who say religion is fake in this context. it is not make-believe. it's the biggest cultural driver of history.

i was saying that disney world could replicate such architecture but it would all be fake. whereas here you have the real thing, massive buildings centuries old made with real materials, real gold and real gems, for actual purposes other than tourism.
yeah I mean it was a facetious joke

 
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I've also been to Jewish and Christian Disney World. I would like to see Islamic Disney World but I can't go unless I get a new passport

 
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