Monthly Archives: June 2014

Myanmar Stat Attack

(Photo courtesy of Chris Buchman) Myanmar, land of mystery.  Governed by the arbitrary.  Many parts of the countryside still seem stuck in the iron age, while the capital is catapulting straight into modernity.  I had been told that there were … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Bagan

We’re heading to Bagan, one of Myanmar’s top three must sees.  One, Shwedagon Pagoda, I had already skipped out of laziness, cheapness, jadedness, and all the other cycle tourist vices.  One, Inle Lake, was too far out of the way … Continue reading

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Myanmarvellous (Yangon – not quite Bagan)

Yangon.  The only S.E.Asian capital I had yet to visit.   To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much.  The big cities are usually more frustration than anything else.  I visit them because they’re “must see” spots and because I’ve got to … Continue reading

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Myanmiraculous (Myawaddy – Yangon)

Hey hey!  Guess what time it is!  At long last, it’s Burma time!  Or Myanmar time.  Choose the latter if you want to go with the name that Totalitarians chose after they gained power.  Or chose the former if you … Continue reading

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