The flip-flop shop ~ Bogyoke Market, Yangon
Jan 23 2002

As the wellspring of all cheap footwear, I thought China was THE place to pick up a pair of flip-flops. Searching far and wide across central China to no avail, I came to know that the image (read money) conscious Chinese would never be seen in public wearing cheap rubber shoes. Myanmar, on the other hand, is the elephant graveyard of flip-flops with entire shops devoted to them. What does this mean to you? Nothing. I just have a thing for thongs.

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nigel & julie snow