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Visiting Mingun Pagoda

Visiting Mingun Pagoda

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The Friendly People of Myanmar (Burma)

The Friendly People of Myanmar (Burma)

My visit to the country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was highlighted by the beautiful temples I saw and of course, some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. Though I’m usually greeted with a sense of acceptance anywhere in Southeast Asia due to my Asian features, I found the Burmese more welcoming and … Continue reading

Mandalay: An Adventure in a Room

Mandalay: An Adventure in a Room

Guide books exist for obvious reasons: to guide, instruct, recommend or give the reader a plethora of options. Ignoring a guide book’s suggestion is forgivable, but not heeding a warning is a mortal sin. While in Myanmar, I decided not to book an accommodation after Yangon to make my journey more exciting. I’ve tried this … Continue reading