Having a background of photography and graphic arts, I am always looking for the odd sign or notice that will put a smile on my face. A few turned up in Myanmar as you will see below.
Also interesting was the car and driving laws. The cars are right hand drive, just like Australia but instead of driving on the left side of the road they drive on the right side. Confusing to an Australian driver! This came about in a government move to further remove memories of the British occupation, so on a given day all cars moved to the other side of the road. To add to the mix there are also a number of left hand drive cars as well.
The number plates on cars, buses and trucks are in the native language as seen below, but taxis are now getting English language number plates. As a tourist how do you report a misbehaving taxi driver if you can’t read the taxi number plate? Easy, put English language plates on them.
Another odd thing is that there are no motorcycles on the road in Yangon (was Rangoon) the story is a general’s car was run into by a motorcycle so he banned them all from the city.
Don’t worry there are plenty of motorcycles in Mandalay to make up for it.
All pictures taken on a Fuji X-Pro1.