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Shunsuke Iwai
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I fly, therefore I am.
I fly, therefore I am.

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CLIMBING MANDALAY HILL WITH A MAP OF MIYAGI
Climbing up Manadalay Hill, a main feature of Mandalay which has the Sutaungpyei Pagoda at its top. The hill is a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists and you can choose to walk up 1700+ steps to reach the pagoda. However, I chartered a taxi due to e...

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MANDALAY HILL RESORT HOTEL PART3
This hotel only has an old-school online booking system which requires you to submit a form then wait for a reply (So I booked through Expedia instead) . And some of their web pages are broken. That made me a little suspicious about their quality. However, ...

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MANDALAY HILL RESORT HOTEL PART2
2-hour massage at a private villa in hotel's spa. ホテルのスパにあるプライベートヴィラで2時間のマッサージ。 Then had the pool all to myself. そして、プールを独り占め。

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MANDALAY HILL RESORT HOTEL PART1
Checked into Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel. I got a nice suite with a balcony on the top floor. This hotel was once a Novotel, a brand of French hotel group AccorHotels . And they say Accor will soon take over the management again. Now everybody is seeking opp...

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THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
On final to Mandalay. So many temples on the ground. マンダレーに向けてオン・ファイナル。地上はお寺だらけ。 Arrived at Mandalay International. Our neighbor is a A319 of Myanmar Airlines International whose operation was started as a joint ventures between Myanma Airways—the former na...

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A ONE-YEAR-OLD 738
Flying to Mandalay with Myanmar National Airlines. I could book this flight easily online and even a seat assignment was available on the web. ミャンマー・ナショナル航空の便でマンダレーに向かう。この便の予約はオンラインで簡単にできた。シートアサインもウェブ上でできる。 Business class passengers can ride a dedicated ram...

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YANGON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DOMESTIC TERMINAL
I was imagining the domestic terminal in Myanmar would be a bit run-down place, but I realized I was completely wrong immediately after I stepped into its departure hall. The terminal was brand-new, clean, spacious, and looked much better than domestic term...

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CURRY DAYS
In Yangon, I had a curry for almost every meal except for breakfast. Never get tired of them. ヤンゴンでは朝食以外のほぼ毎食がカレー。でも、まったく飽きない。 And sometimes noodles. たまに、麺。

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EVENING WALKS IN YANGON
Fluorescent lights are the best prop for a humid evening in a Southeast Asian city. 蛍光灯の光は、湿度が高い東南アジアの街の夜を彩る最高の小道具。

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THE STREETS OF YANGON PART2
A majority of vehicles on Yangon's streets are secondhand cars imported from Japan. Many of them still have Japanese decals on it and some of them still keep the Japanese car navigation system, which is now useless, on their dash. These used cars have the s...
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