Being a taxi passenger in Myanmar is an interesting experience.
Traffic drives on the right hand side of the road while most of the cars in use in Myanmar are designed for driving on the left.
You see, the county had left-hand drive until 1970 when General Ne Win decided that the switch should be made. While the switch to the right was easy, changing the cars so that drivers would still be viewing oncoming traffic from the center lane wasn’t quite so. And the problem continues as used cars are frequently brought in from Japan, another left-hand country. A passenger in Myanmar has an active and important role to play – watching for oncoming traffic, especially when making left-hand turns.
Though my driver was capable and safe, it was still a little unnerving on my day trip to Bago. Ah, but this was a minor detail of a day. Here are some of the photos.