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Air Asia were offering a promo fare return to Yangon from Bangkok 1000 Baht, so why not have a look. Got visa in Bangkok, took 3 days think 830baht.

Air Asia flight only 1 hour met an Aussi on the plane who had just been to North Korea, crossed that off countries to visit, no girls available, have to go on tour groups and took his camera off him for his time their.

 

Touch down Rangoon in Burma, now called Yangon in Myanmar, nice modern airport, taxi downtown $8, shared with American backpacker, there were only 5 or 6 westerners on the flight, Nice Touch they give you a free map of Yangon which came in handy when i got lost or couldn't find somewhere. Taxi was ok a little old but ok, this was the best one i used in 4 days, the rest were all falling to pieces, takes 30 minutes to get downtown, roads good.

Had booked in to Asia Plaza which is in the centre on the same street as Bogyoke market, central and Traders hotel, cost $35 a night, its a mid range hotel probably built in the 80's with no refurbishment, room big, clean, shower ok, tv,fridge, no saftey box but good ones in reception, big bed and good view of city , can see the Shwedagon pagoda in the distance. Close to railway station, not many trains but one at 7am everyday cannot remember ordering a wake up call bpost-31969-0-51694200-1311301401.jpgut train driver thought he'd give me one anyway with a good long whistle

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Got to go and change some money, Bogyoke market is supposed to be place to do it, Sai the bellboy says he could get a money changer to come see me he thought rate was 790 Kyats for a dollar. Decide to walk down to the market its only about a 10 minute walk. Set off and getting first impressions, a few tall building, nice road, pavements lethal, big holes everywhere, you could dissappear into an abyss never to be seen again, best keep my wits about me. It's the capital, but the men still walk around in skirts, dress for 50% of men is a shirt, sarong and umberella. The girls and children put a paste on their cheeks and sometimes forhead has a sun block, it looks scarey, there is a mixture of Asian and Indian feasures and faces, There are no motorcycles or Scooters, only old buuses, old cars, very old taxi's. Plenty of vendorsThe people don't really smile to much

Anyway walk down to Market to change money, there's a supermarket next to hotel called Ruby which is handy, a couple of Cinema's ( more about these later)which don't look like the air conditioned ones at central mall more like the old gaiety one i used to go to in Enland in the 60's. Walk on past the Traders approached by Indian men offering to exchange money, rate 780, 790, one said 850 Kyats to the dollar, A few months back it was apparrently 1200 to the dollar, so everything is now a third more expensive( sound famililar), Get to market, not really an impressive selection of goods, plenty of material shops if you wish to make your own sarong, look about got 800 Kyats for a $100 bill. think the offer of 850 was too good to be true. Head back to hotel with a big brick of money, (he had given me 1000 notes but you can get 5000) redy to go out on the town and find some local burmese girls of the night. Below some of the sun block faces

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Nailgun

nice one mate,

 

heading to Yangon on the 27th september for 3 nights, any tips and info welcome.

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Edge

Keep it coming - I know if it's there you'll have found it.

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fostraswift

great report, loking forward to the rest :GrinNod1:

 

 

thanks for posting :001_Thank_You5:

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BangkapiBoy

Keep it coming. I want to read more. I have been wanting to go to Burma for a long time.

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Out to check out the local wildlife, decide to head to palace, get a taxi, you can walk about without fear of being mugged, but no street lighting so would probably dissappear down one of the many crevices in the pavement. Taxi is an old Toyota model, wind down windows with no handle, 2000 Kyat - 2 and half dollar which seemed to be the price to go anywhere. Get out of taxi on a side street, think we are in China town. Quite a few bar/clubs on this street. Get in the lift up to Palace, on 6 or 8 floor, costs 5000 Kyat to get in but get a free beer, Tiger and Myanmar are the most popular, its very dark in the club, its about 8,30pm and the place is quite empty, there are about 15 girls but cannot see them too well too dark, sit at the bar get my free small tin of Tiger beer from the male waiter, he speaks a little English and says if i like any of the girls to tell him, i say i cannot see anyone yet because its too dark, he is a Man UTD supporter, favoritr Wayne Rooney, Music ok, then changes i realise one of the girls is singing karoke badly. The waiter says fashion show will be starting soon. Have seen a lot of girls going in and out of a room to my right, decide to takea seat close to the door for a better look. The girls are the fashion show girls. some are quite pretty, the clothes they are modeling are normal, its not like paris or milan. Smile at one with dyed blond hair, she sits down next to me, her name is something like Gemma and she is 19 , she says she likes me and starts rubbing me up, think iam in babydolls or windmill. She says if i want her to sit with me i have to buy a garland. She goes off and does her job on in the fashion show, i ask the waiter how much a garland costs, think he says 5000 Kyat about 200 baht. give him the money, after the show she gets her garland which is a lenght of tinsel, if someone out bids you with 2 you would loose out, Anyway not outbid so she comes over and sits next to me and starts the foreplay again, she gets some of the money from the garland fee, it's like buying a lady drink in a way.

After about 15 minutes she says she has to go to her next show at a different club and asks if i want to go, why not the lights came up a bit durig the show and there is no stunners working, they all look average and about 25 to 30 a bit like beer bar girls , i'am the onlt westener in the place.

Go down the lift and get in the lift next to it, to head up to the Emporor club, 5000 Kyat to get in, Gemma sits down with me for a while, she says she likes me and this is her last show and she can go my hotel, opening offer 50,000 kyat about 2000 baht all night, but has to get ready for her show. Get my free drink and settle back. music ok sort of Burmese mild Hiphop The Emporor is a bit more lively. about 30 freelancers, 18-26 age group abit more light and can see some are not to bad. While the show is on I try to talk to a few of the girls but find they don't speak any English. A few of the girls in the show must be popular they have about 20 garlands, see Gemma the fashion show girl with her arms round a young Burmese lad. Call another girl over who is quite lively, and can speak a little English her name is Cindy and she is 19, negociate on mobile phone caculator 30,000 Kyat all night.

It's about 12pm and the club is closing, she the fashion girl on the wy out, she says i can she her tomorrow.

Head back to hotel, no joiner fee, normal thiing, show, she shows comes back wrapped in towel, she's a bit shy but does a little BBBJ and i use a condom, have read Burma has second highest aids rate in Asia. Do again in the morning and send her on her way. She is not quite a star fish but not a porn star, just a nice young girl.

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occasionalpunter

Nice report.

 

Emperor is indeed the more lively club. Assume there's more to come - will be interesting to know if you re-visited Emperor again and were cornered by the previous night's hookup like I was on my trip lol!

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Nice report.

 

Emperor is indeed the more lively club. Assume there's more to come - will be interesting to know if you re-visited Emperor again and were cornered by the previous night's hookup like I was on my trip lol!

 

 

Decide to give the breakfast in the hotel a go, no bacon and eggs, they have chicken curry, fried rice, vegetables, not your normal breakfast fare but tastes good. Can see the Shwedagon pagoda from the hotel, suppose you have to see it when in yangon so set off to walk there. go past railway station, a big christian church and a mosque, get lost but end up at a big golden pagoda look around but its nit the Shwedagon, that is across the road, Walk over and up to the pagoda, talk to a tour guiide who explains a bit about the history of it but is really more interested in talking about Manchester united and Wayne Rooney.

 

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top one is sule pagoda, bottom Shwedagon pagoda, getting pagoda'd out, decide to have a beer, walk back towards town, there are little jugs with water in scattered about along the road.

 

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There's a bar in the soi next to the hotel, pop in for a glass of Myanmar beer, no girls in bar just Burmese guys out for a drink, chat to a couple who speak English one is a money changer who tells me the rates, 7900 for a dollar, best price for $100 note 1200 for a pound, 25.50 for a baht, tells me the hotel porters can arrange girls and there are some brothels about but that i should not go to them because the girls are of low caste and not clean. o they were all Manchester united supporters.

Like Thailand there are loads of vendors along the streets especially on the corners selling food, drinks and loads of things, like clothes, brick games, srewdrivers and other bricbrac, not too many beggars, plenty of monks with maroon robes, some walk about barefoot carrying a small urn, others have sandals and umberella's, there are street cleaners so streets are relatively litter free.

Time to get back to hotel get changed and head out into night, bell boy tells me the best clubs and says he can get me a girl later if i want, ask him how much, he asks how much i give girl last night, i ltell him 20,000 Kyat and he says he can get a girl for that.

 

Decide to go back to street where Emporer and palace are. there are a few other bars like Venus, lion world, zero. I decide to try zero, 3000 Kyat enterance but get 2 free drinks( palace is only 3000, emporer 5000) it's up the lift on second floor, restaurant on top floor. Lift opens and out come the fashion show girls, including Gemma, she grabs hold of me and says she is going to Emporer and asks me to come. I say later and head up to Zero. Another dark club with about 20 girls working, there,s some dancing with a bit of energy. A couple of girls sit down next to me, one speaks some English, they are ok but not what i'am looking for, she asks if i like small girl, i say sometimes and over comes her friend who had been a hot dancer. She speaks no English, her name is Chitee and she is cute and smiles alot,ask if she has ID and she can get in hotel, she says no problem and digs out an ID card. Get the calclator out and agree 25,000 short time. watch another fashion show, this one as a dwarf, reminds me of Johnny Wild and the dwarf in the I Bar when out on one of the bar crawls. Tempting but decide to stick with Chetee, but could have been worth a garland to check her out, think the one Johnny went with was a Dwarf ladtboy but not 100%. Head back to hotel, no problem at reception.girl is young but can do BBBJ and though a little shy is ok and have a good time,

 

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occasionalpunter

Ah memories..I remember seeing the dwarf! :D

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kpdxxx

Thanks for this tr, I have just come back from Burma myself and also enjoyed emporer. Hope to see more pictures

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Aarontheman

Good report and thank you for sharing. I myself never been there before but I heard it is really cheap.

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gitteyman

thanks for posting LOOK FORWARD TO MORE POST

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Vego69

Yep. Thanks mate. Really good intel. Doing 3 nights in early sept. So most of the action is in chinatown?

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Vego69

Do any of the hotel niteclubs stay open later ie music club etc?

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kbrainr

Music Club stays open until about 1:00, and there are usually some very nice ladies there. Their prices seem to be higher than in the places you went, but negotiate.

 

You can also try V6 or JJ's or the Sedona hotel in Paddy O'Malley's Bar for some lookers.

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Liked to walk about and get a feel for the place, noticed a few girls hanging around the cinima, think called the sula, on Bogyoke road, next to underpass and Ruby supermarket. Said hello to one sitting on the steps of the overpass, she said hello back, tried to talk with her, but hello was the extent of her English. Soon Mamasan appeared, who spoke a little english, asked if i wanted to go with the girl, i backed off a bit because she looked too young, soon she nah 7-8 girls lined up. I asked how much , she said 10,000 Kyat, $12 for 1 hour, i tried to ask about id and age, she said could take to short time hotel 5000 kyat. I choose one that looked about19 and went back to hotel which was only 40 metres away. No problem at reception, she was a bit shy and never spoke a word of english, but was a change from looking at pagoda's

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Sorry last post was just some street scenes from Yangon.

 

One of my favourite hangouts was 50th street bar on street, abit out of the way, no freelancers but a cool bar. Definely the best i went into, had air con, a great free pool table, darts board, ice cold beer, good food , newspapers and the owner had spent a bit on the fittings, shame no girls and not many customers. Can play pool with girls from the bar if they are not busy . nice place to chill after a hard day looking at pagoda's

 

That night started out at the music club, which is in the basement of Park Royal hotel, side enterance, it's quite close to my hotel across the railway, still 2000 Kyat in taxi, every fare was 2000. Park Royal seems a quite nice hotel, enterance to music club free if you stay at hotel, otherwise 7000 kyat, you get a free drink. They have a philippino band playing middle of the road music.

There were about 20 freelancers working, reasonably smartly dressed compared to emporer anyway. Some spoke some english, they were wanting $60 which i though was a bit steep has they wern't stunners, though attractive ranging in age from 19 to 30.

Decided to head to Emporer again, walk into club and straight into the fashion show girl, is it fate, she says she wants to go with me but has to do show. I sit down and have a drink, smile at a Burnmese girl had seen before and liked, talk to her but her english is very limited, there's a chinese looking girl i quite like but she is busy, so agree 30,000 for the girl and agree she can leave at 6am, i've got to go to airport early, posted photo but don't think it does her justice, she looked really exotic, in my imagination what a burmese girl would look like.She was also alittle shy

So never managed it with the fashion show girl,

ps. non of the girls had mobiles, think they are a bit of a luxury in Myamar,

Remember when you leave at the airport you have to give $10 departure tax, so keep a good quality $10 bill

 

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keanu1324

I have not been there...

Thx for showing me yangon...

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Edge

.........................................posted photo but don't think it does her justice, she looked really exotic, in my imagination what a burmese girl would look like.She was also alittle shy

 

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OK, you've convinced me - I'll go now.

 

For the Pagodas obviously. smile.gif

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sl4ppy

do they take australian dollar or just us dollar

 

US dollar, it is sometimes possible to change other currencies but USD the one to take.

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Thaihot

I will go there one day & take a good look around but with all the reports & guys girls posted it does not scream Pussy Holiday.

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d33

Worth a look to do somthing a bit different,must give it a try.

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