Month: June 2013

Crunchy crickets and cockroaches in Yangon

It’s a pity that Yangon doesn’t start a ‘c’ or I could’ve bagged a four word streak of alliteration. Anyway, they eat some strange things in Burma. In the past I have eaten many things that seem unbelievably weird to

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Inle Lake: Neck extensions, lotus stem silk weavers, and more

We arrived to Inle lake on a long bus trip from Bagan and recouperated in a lovely hotel (Teakwood Guesthose) run by a local woman. Some background: typically if a breakfast is included with the room in most places in

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Surviving the heat in Bagan: a photographer’s paradise.

It was almost unbearably hot in Bagan. The temperature often crept towards 45°C in the afternoon so we’d get up ridiculously early in the morning to explore some of the 2200 temples in the area. Then we’d try to find someplace

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