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Myanmar, Northern Shan State

It was nightfall when I arrived. After getting into a taxi, an automated welcome note in Japanese sounded off when the vehicle started moving. It was a left-hand drive vehicle on the wrong side of the road. 3,371 more words

Burma

Bush Knife

Shan bush knife from Sagaing Region, Myanmar. Am told the best ones are made from the leaf spring of a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Art

Yangon's best Shan noodles, hands down

Shan noodles are the ultimate comfort food, and with hundreds of variations on offer there’s a bowl to suit everyone. We’ve slurped our way through the streets of Yangon to find what we think are the city’s best.  524 more words
Yangon

Love Letter 1/?

Last night I couldn’t sleep, so
I just laid in bed and listened
to you again, Frank.

Your voice shook
the way we hiked Old Rag… 50 more words

Poetry

Myanmar opium crop shrinks by a quarter

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

The area under opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar has shrunk by a quarter in the last two years, a UN study said Wednesday, as demand for opiates eases and methamphetamine use surges. 333 more words

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