In pictures: Burma’s many modes of transport
EVER wondered just how people get around in a nation that has had such little exposure to the outside world? Well transport in Burma (Myanmar) is probably not that much different than you might have thought, or even seen elsewhere.
With buses, trains, boats, motorbikes, bicycles, taxis, horse and cart, buffalo carts and trishaws there’s plenty of variety, whether you’re riding or just hanging on. In the cities transport is fast and furious but it slows to a sedate and enjoyable crawl once you head to the countryside.
Once you are meandering along a river or putting along in a train, the old adage comes true – the journey is the destination. And this kind of travel is also ideal for learning about varied Burmese cultures, trying local foods, getting to know people and seeing the country.
Horse and cart
All photos here are by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com