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Chapter 10: Yangon, Pt II

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Chapter 10: Yangon, Pt II

Christmas in Myanmar, Part 2. "Oneeee... Twoo... Three!!"

In Buddhist countries, the general rubric for appearances is that modest is hottest. I knew they wouldn't let me into Yangon's famous Shwedagon pagoda with my knees showing. Frankly, I'm surprised they let me into the country with my suitcase full of short-shorts. Officials could have scanned my baggage upon arrival and confiscated them with a disapprov…

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