Yangon

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Yangon is bound on three sides by water.  This is the ferry across the Yangon river.  

There was a fishing village in this area dating back 2.500 years.  In 1755 the city of Dagon was captured from the Mon and re-named Yangon, 

We were the only foreign visitors on the boat.  Maybe the signs saying 'no foreigners' had something to do with that.    Someone kindly pointed out where we could purchase tickets, we produced our passports visa, entry documents etc. on request, had the details filled out in triplicate and boarded.

The upper deck was less crowded and to our delight featured a  young magician 

A  fellow passenger explained he was a Christian preacher 'illustrating' his chosen texts with tricks.   

 I  was given an illustrated religious tract in the distinctive Burmese script.

The scene on the other side contrasts sharply with modern Yangon in the distance.  As it was so hot we passed up the opportunity to explore and took the next ferry back.
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