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Pagodas and Big Ground Shaking

Guide: So this pagoda was destroyed by Ertcake in 1917 and was rebuilt.

Me: oh ok.

Guide: It was destroyed by Ertcake again in 1930 and rebuilt. 43 more words


A Taste of Colonial Burma

Back in Mandalay and a 4am train took us to Pyin Oo Lwin, a former British hill station during the colonial era, then named Maymyo after Colonel May. 631 more words


Hpa An, Myanmar

Hpa An, Myanmar is how I remembered Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asia of my youth, calm scenic rice fields. Hpa-An is a small stop over town, but its surrounding mountainous backdrop and puddles of lakes are the essences that defies Myanmar. 90 more words


Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka warns of religion's roll call of death

Nigerian says spiritual leaders who fail to confront extremists such as Boko Haram allow fanaticism to thrive

 IAN JOHNSTON  The Independent  10 August 2014

Atrocities carried out by fanatics such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram show the dangers of religious belief with the “scroll of faith … indistinguishable from the roll call of death”, according to the Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka. 577 more words

Human Rights

The Plight of the Refugee

I have only been working with refugees for a few weeks now, but I have seen and heard so much that I really feel the need to share. 886 more words