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    • I motorcycled in Myanmar for a couple of weeks in January 2016 with 4 other ADVrider guys. This is a panorama stitched from 5 photos takens with the camera that didn't get dropped on the first day, a fine Canon D10. The pic was taken at sunset from the Su Taung Pyae Pagoda  on top of Mandalay Hill.

      Let's see how the new platform works with a pano.

      Ah. Too big at 22mb. Ok, decreased the file size.

    • No kidding. When my son said his competition was at California University this weekend, I was more than happy to go. Then I found out it's at the California University of Pennsylvania. I had no idea.

    • how easy is it to ban people here? lol
      That sounds amazing! wait till they allow embed and multi pics, this will fill up fast!

    • This trip was my first time out of the US. It was full imersion into proverty like I have never seen. All of us have seen pictures of very poor folks and their living conditions, but nothing can prepare you for the real thing. The vast number of people living in bamboo huts just above the flood line of the river, the every day struggle for a clean glass of water, the smell. And yet...

    • Wow, Ace. Epic trip, great pics. Thanks for posting.

      It never fails to amaze me how poor people smile and seem so happy, and then you come back and OH SUCK! THE THERMOSTAT NEEDS NEW BATTERIES! WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE BATTERIES THAT LAST LONGER?! It got up to 82 in the house because the thermostat didn't turn on the air. ☹️

    • On one occasion we were invited into a family house for tea. Life is pretty hard for many folks in Myanmar, especially farmers. I'm guessing that this couple were in their mid-thirties.

    • Most people got around on scooters, but there were trucks, cars, bicycles, pedestrians, and ox carts sharing the road, too.

    • The paved roads in the country were sparsely traveled and fantastic to ride. An occasional truck or bus, but very little else. We had newer Honda XR250s. Although they are small compared to adventure touring bikes in the States and elsewhere, they were more than adequate in Burma. They had a top speed of >70mph, faster than most people of the country have ever been in their entire lives, I would bet.

      You can see the road continuing down the hill center-right.