Before arriving in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) we really had no idea what to expect. Not all that long ago it was an isolated country virtually closed to tourism. We knew that it was in the middle of huge political changes but didn’t know what to expect from the people or infrastructure. Looking back I can say that Myanmar was one of the most difficult countries we traveled through. Not because of the people – they’re some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet – but because of the general lack of tourist infrastructure and some nasty run-ins with food poisoning (more on both of those in a later post). However, I can also say that we fell in love with Yangon, our first stop, almost immediately. It’s a city full of vibrant street life, people who are exceedingly friendly and eager to meet foreign visitors, and old bicycles that I became somewhat obsessed with. Rather than try to write a long post about the city, I thought I’d just post some of my favorite shots to try and give you all a feel for life in Yangon.