Tag Archives: Burma

Myanmar: In the Southern Northwest, off the Beaten/Paved/Touched-since-the-‘60s Path

Given our time limit,the frailty of bikes that can’t handle rocky roads, and the frailty of bodies that can’t handle long days under scorching skies, we weren’t really able to explore Myanmar’s remote areas, such as the Burmese half of … Continue reading

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Vicarious Exploration Opportunity: World’s Tallest Buddha

There we were in Monywa with a spare day on our hands – not because we had planned to take a day off, but because when we reached Yesagyo after a pleasantly short 75km, the police sent us packing.  They … Continue reading

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Burmese Cuisine: Indian for Breakfast, Chinese for Lunch, Beer for Dinner

I entered Myanmar knowing practically nothing about its cuisine.  I had promptly forgotten everything I had read in the Lonely Planet, I hadn’t bothered to look anything up on the internet, and I hadn’t gotten up the gumption to search … Continue reading

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Burmese Days

Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength. – Rainer Maria Rilke I had heard from my anonymous tipster (I never asked his name) in Nuodeng that the … Continue reading

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