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27.04.: endlich Urlaub

Der heutige Tag stand ganz im Zeichen der Entspannung. Nach zu vielen Stunden in der Sonne und den zwei Pool-Enttäuschungen wollten wir vor allem eines: schwimmen und uns abkühlen. 316 more words


Magical Bagan

Morning haze is starting to ease. As a passenger on an electric scooter, I enjoy the view as we move silently among the countless pagodas and stupas scattered on Bagan’s plains. 1,302 more words


Bridge on the River Kwai

I’m not much a of cards player myself – the closest I get is a quick bit of Snap-chat™. So imagine my surprise when travelling through Kitulaga in western Sri Lanka, I came across a bridge that according to legend and a jolly good 1957 movie should have been located in Burma. 283 more words

When an ethical boycott backfires - in pictures

Tourists used to flock to see the legendary ‘long-neck’, or ‘giraffe’ women in northern Thailand. Now, amid campaigns to ‘Stop the Human Zoo’, the steady stream of visitors has dried up. 426 more words


The Golden Triangle

The intersection of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. It is where the Mekong and Ruak rivers converge. I remember hiring a car from Chiang Rai to get here. 104 more words


When an ethical boycott backfires

As published with Democratic Voice of Burma. View original here

Propped up by a set of brass coils encircling her neck, Mapaung’s head turns stiffly to survey the deserted village of Kayan Tharyar. 1,320 more words