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Heart of the land

I was upcountry for a while, with no hope of properly working internet, and I have no idea anymore what I meant to write here, last week I spent a whole afternoon at Shwedagon, and loved it as always, not simply the sparkling gold, that would be too easy, but people-watching. 147 more words


Dethroned beauty queen won't return $100,000 crown

YANGON, Myanmar — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won’t return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. 436 more words


I Think I'm in Love

I have a few favourite cities. It’s pretty hard to come up with a clear idea of why they’re my favourite cities but off the top of my head, factors that influence my connection with a city: 794 more words


4 Days in MYANMAR: The 'Temple Run' Tour

“Myanmar’s real treasure is its people – gentle, friendly, and kind.”

This once-reclusive country has recently experienced a surge in foreign tourist arrivals. Thanks to improved social and political conditions, Myanmar is fast becoming a bright spot in the global tourism map. 1,022 more words

Culture Shock: Myanmar

My knowledge and experience of Southeast Asia gave me a certain confidence of not getting any form of culture shock when travelling to its countries. Highly conservative people of Brunei, monks walking everywhere in Cambodia, vibrant red light districts of Thailand… none of them has ever triggered my “oh-wow-this-is-different” sense! 742 more words



“In his young days was suckled by women, who stood in a long row outside his palace… Every day he is bathed with scented sandal water, and all his vessels and utensils are made of gold. 176 more words

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