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Myanmar

What’s that red stuff? and other burning questions about Burmese culture

What’s that red stuff? and other burning questions about Burmese culture

Myanmar’s traditions are less a part of travel vernacular than, say Thailand’s (ladyboys). Here, I break down the ones you’ll see most often in Burmese culture — on and off the streets. What’s that red liquid stuff on the streets? I first thought it was blood, but it’s actually the remnants of chewing the ubiquitous … Continue reading »

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The wild and weird city known as Yangon

Culture shock. We haven’t really had any during our travels. But here we were in Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon, walking streets filled with dosa makers, begging monks (a really odd sight) and fortune tellers. People stared, people asked us where we came from and not a tourist was in sight. It was filthy, it … Continue reading »

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The ins and outs of traveling to Myanmar

Myanmar is known for many things — food, temples, strict sanctions — but decent Web connections is not one of them. So though we’ve left the country (and are now in Malaysia), we won’t deprive you of stories and pictures. But before we share, I think it’s important to tell you what we did before … Continue reading »

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A quick note to say…

…the blog hasn’t died! Internet in Myanmar, particularly in the south where we currently are stationed, is spotty, if even available. I have posts about Bangkok, the Thai Islands and Myanmar to share, but they’ll have to wait until a stronger connection. Stay tuned!

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