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Yangon Circle Train #16

Here is an image intended to show the leisure aspects of low-stress, low speed, low cost travel as provided by this train.

Yangon Circle Train #16

Here is an image intended to show the leisure aspects of low-stress, low speed, low cost travel as provided by this train.

comments (16)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2017, 00:53
What an interesting image. Everyone looks like they will be on the ride for awhile. I like the peek into the next car.
Ray: Thank you, Bonnie.

Neither the train nor its passengers seems to be in any hurry to arrive.
How different from the tube in London, literally worlds apart!
Ray: This was an extremely relaxing trip, Frank, and the slow-moving "hide" allowed me to reach a lot of Yangon "wildlife"...more to come before the series finishes on friday.
And it does just that!
Ray: A most satisfactory journey, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Sep 2017, 06:06
And everyone seems comfortable enough, too, Ray
Ray: Hard benches, but plenty of room to adjust one's pose, Lisl...and, open doors and windows to attract a little air movement...all comfortable.
Life on the other side of the world!
Ray: It is like another World, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Sep 2017, 06:29
It gives the impression of being nice cheap stress-free travel Ray
Ray: A most satisfactory journey, Chris.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2017, 07:16
The images captures exactly what you say. It is a world away from London's own Circle line which I imagine that at this moment, it resembles the crowds on one of the Japanese commuter trains.
Ray: I enjoyed the trip, Alan.

In fact, I enjoyed revisiting it as I constructed this series for my SC buddies, and now think I might pull out a couple of different and unusual train trips I have made in other countries and show them too.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Sep 2017, 07:41
In the U.K. The guard would tell you to take your feet off the seats.
Ray: On this train, Chad, the Guard is smart, and stays [probably sleeping] in his Guards Van.
We spend too much time rushing about. Billions are being spent just so a few people can get from Birmingham to London faster. What will they do with the time they"save" I wonder.
Ray: I have a preference for slow trains, Bill.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Sep 2017, 08:15
Pas très confortable ce train.
Ray: Certes, les bancs sont difficiles, Martine. Cependant, il y a beaucoup de place à parcourir et à modifier la posture au besoin. En outre, il est acceptable de déposer les chaussures sur le sol et de les mettre pieds en haut. Et ... les fenêtres et les portes sont ouvertes. C'est bon!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Sep 2017, 12:39
The introduction of the wee snake may hurry them up, but not the train ...
Ray: I am not sure what The Folks of Myanmar think of snakes, Louis...Thai people tend to be fearful of them, like most Westerners.
Everybody looks quite relaxed on their journey, I'm sure I would enjoy riding this train.
Ray: Be sure to take a camera with you, Brian.
Always nice to take the flip flops off.
Ray: It is quick and easy to do. reason they are popular in SE Asia is that people leave their footwear at the door when they enter a house.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2017, 14:28
This looks very relaxed and easy traveling.... when you do this in the Netherlands, I mean feet on the bench, the man who checks your ticket will ask you if you do that at home too.... sitting with your feet on the bench. One time I said 'NO'..... but do you control tickets at home too.... he was mad at me... it is a very old joke.....
Great picture.
Ray: Since coming to Thailand to live, I have taken to dropping my shoes and putting up my feet...I didn't own a pair of flip flops in Australia.

I liked your anecdote, Astrid, and can imagine this conversation.
Flip-flops de rigeur!
Ray: In up-country Thailand, flip flops rule!
they do seem at their leisure Ray... the women are like Penny... she is barefoot as much as she can....petersmile
Ray: This is normal practice throughout most of SE Asia, Peter.

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