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    1. Mawlamyine , the charmin` city

    by vodolaz Written Jul 14, 2006

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    view on Thanlwin river from Kipling`s pagoda
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    Favorite thing: Mawlamyine ( Moulmein ) city is the capital of Mon state and the old capital of British colonial Burma . George Orwell served in the Army here as a soldier...
    And Rudyard Kipling started his poem with ` By the old Moulmein Pagoda , lookin` lazy at the sea...` words.
    This is Kyaikthanlan Pagoda , quiet and beautiful place with great views on the city and river .
    Wonderful place...

    And I can tell you some amusing story.
    The point is that there is the Ward in Mawlamyine city , called Mandalay...
    Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda, but not the Mandalay city in central Burma , as most people think...

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    Good bye , Mawlamyine , the city lovin` Russians !

    by vodolaz Written Jul 14, 2006

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    before sunset on Thanlwin river
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    Favorite thing: We went to enjoy the sunset on Thanlwin river to some old wooden moorage close to the new bridge. We made photos of this bridge , when suddenly two men in military regimentals appeared somewhere under the moorage and they said unfriendly something to our guide , young burmese girl. She said something in response too , and then these two soldiers just waved their hands , smiled and dissapeared...
    When we asked our guide what happened , she told that these soldiers wanted to prohibit us to make photo of this big new bridge . She said them :
    ` They are Russians ! `
    and they replied :
    ` Let them make their photos , we thought they are American ! `

    We were astonished - why there are so different attitudes to Russians and to Americans ?

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    2. Mawlamyine , the charmin` city

    by vodolaz Written Jul 14, 2006

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    Favorite thing: In this chapter please just enjoy the serene beauty of this wonderful city...
    Without any my comments...

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    • Castles and Palaces

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