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Train to Hsipaw

Many people we’ve met have told us that riding the train in Myanmar is a must. Specifically, taking the train to Hsipaw (pronounced see-po, I believe) over the Gokteik Viaduct shouldn’t be missed. 212 more words


CYW: White

White leaves for a white tree.  In response to Color Your World: White

Photo Challenge

Strictly: Sunrise

After spending a mind boggling six hours in Hanoi airport (and, believe me, it’s not an airport that’s worth six hours of your time) I finally arrived in Bangkok ready to meet Lorna. 2,382 more words

Nyaung Shwe-Kalaw

Mingalabar, nach dem ich das Waterfestival in Mandalay überlebt hab, bin ich weiter nach Nyaung Shwe. Dort konnte ich den wunderschönen Inle See beim Sonnenaufgang bewundern. 95 more words

Review - A Gentle Kind Of Poverty

The Review:

When a country ‘opens’ up after isolation or conflict, a type of literature is usually not far behind.  From Cambodia, it’s hard to find works in English that don’t cover the Khmer Rouge years.  851 more words


Donald Trump’s warning of major conflict, as North Korea turns to Southeast Asian nations for support

Reuters, AFP and staff writers, News Corp Australia Network

US President Donald Trump said a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. 824 more words