Vail Daily travel feature: Myanmar’s vibrant street life

Vail Daily travel feature: Myanmar’s vibrant street life
Local News

By caramie schnell

Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in a series of seven. To read the other installments, visit www.vaildaily.com. Mandalay: A name that conjures iconic images of the exotic. The reality, though, is anything but. The streets of Myanmar’s second largest city, royal capitol of Burma’s last king until exiled by the British in 1885, are a teeming mass of unregulated traffic. A couple of main boulevards sport traffic lights. The grid of streets beyond are a free-for-all of motorbikes, bicycles, trucks and taxis. Mandalay is decidedly pedestrian unfriendly. Other than the wide, tree-shaded sidewalks surrounding the moat and 2 …

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