Tag Archives: Myanmar

In the Land of Pagodas

February 12, 2012

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In the “land of pagodas,” monks clad in vibrant saffron coloured robes are a common sight and devout Buddhists account for the vast majority of the population. Burma is home to tens of thousands of pagodas.  From the simplest structures, to the extremely elaborate, they are often the focal point of a city or town. […]

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Ethel Blah Blah, the Burmese Blabbermouth

January 22, 2012

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She cursed like a sailor, chain smoked cigars and loved to sing Elvis songs (there are a few videos of her singing Wooden Heart on YouTube) – Ethel was definitely not your typical tour guide.  We found Ethel on a busy street corner in Burma, or should I say, she found us! As soon as […]

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The Faces of Burma

December 18, 2011

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Only a few short years ago, if you told someone you were planning on visiting the South East Asian country of Burma (also known as Myanmar), you’d likely be met with a raised eyebrow and a look that said ‘are you crazy?!’ Things are quickly changing though, as Burma is turning into an off the beaten path […]

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