Posts tagged ‘Myanmar’

 

On It’s Always About the People

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  Without waxing poetry, I love the Myanmar sun. I write this from the hotel top where the morning sun gently works its warmth into my skin while huffs of breath vapor linger in the air in between sips of hot coffee. My overnight bus leaves tonight ending my prolonged stay in Bagan. My plan [...]

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Postcards – Taungbi Village, Sagain, Bagan, Myanmar

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  I woke up in nearly total darkness feeling for my flashlight next to the pillow. There was a power outage just this morning and for the few days I’ve been in Bagan. Of course, I still have a flushing toilet and running shower most of which are not available to the local village people [...]

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On Myanmar Women

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  The truck stopped on a narrow road, barely one-and-half car width wide, between Nyaung-U and Old Bagan, right in front of the restaurant where I’m having my fried rice with pork and a Myanmar Star soda for lunch. The driver cranked the starter and the usual “tuk-tuk-tuk” sound clearly comes through but without the [...]

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Postcards – South Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar

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  “Where is South Bagan?” my eyes look puzzled as they search for the area on the map. “Here” pointed a local guide to the east of Old Bagan which is neither geographically descriptive nor did it look easy to get to.  I don’t mind the challenge as long as its worth the extra effort, [...]

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Postcards – Ananda Temple, Old Bagan, Myanmar

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  If the term ‘Archaeological Zone’ flashes the image of a paying booth preceding a predetermined walk path directed by rope connected hand rails while licensed guide dressed neat or traditional shirt or dress waiting for the arrival of tourists, then Bagan isn’t quite as bad as Europe or Mediterranean countries.  There is a money [...]

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