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11 11, 2015

Exciting Time to Visit Burma

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: |

I made my first visit to Burma (aka Myanmar) in the summer of 2009, on a 1 month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. That was 3 years before this country had opened to the world, in terms of Foreign Investments, Trade, Development Aid and Travel, after 60 years of Military Rule. I went back in [...]

10 11, 2015

Celebrating Victory in Myanmar!

By | November 10th, 2015|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Celebrating Victory in Myanmar this week!! Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins the election! "I am not free until my people are." -Pro-Democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San was the former leader of Myanmar in the 1940s who lead Burma to the independence from the British but was assassinated just 6 months before [...]

18 08, 2015

BURMA: Top Destination of 2015

By | August 18th, 2015|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , , |

My Travel article as published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition - http://j.mp/s15-myanmar.  

29 02, 2012

Thinking of you Burma rant

By | February 29th, 2012|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

                        Burma (Myanmar) remains on my Top 3 favorite places I've traveled to (among the top 3 is India & Israel). It's not the type of favoring I typically have for a party central Greece or a culinary heaven France. It is more of a [...]

16 09, 2009

2100 by 2010: Free Burma’s Political Prisoners

By | September 16th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: |

[ A Human Rights Watch article ] Burma remains one of the world's most repressive and closed societies.  Led by a shadowy clique of generals, Burma has been under military rule since 1962.  The military government has announced that it will hold the first elections in 20 years in 2010 -as the next step of [...]

10 07, 2009

Angels in Burma – My last day.

By | July 10th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

I got up the usual around 7 am. Had breakfast at our hotel - Gypsy Inn. At every guesthouse you really feel at home. The owners greet you upon arrival, bring you fresh towels, and their wives and daughter/relatives will cook for you, sit on the patio and chat w you about your origin, help [...]

9 07, 2009

Trekking through primitive villages

By | July 9th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Currently reading: Burmese Days by George Orwell Then I took my daily morning walk alone through the neighborhood. This time in search of an internet cafe. Found the one they recommended but it was down, so I sat in front listening to my ipod and burmese people-watched. Chad rented a bike for the day $1 [...]

8 07, 2009

Beautiful Village – Inle Lake

By | July 8th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Arrived at bus stop at 4 am in Inle Lake. The bus eventually filled up with locals so it became tedious but thankfully I got some rest. The bus driver got a taxi for us, a pickup truck with a tarp over it.. it's a common form of transportation here, as you'll usually see a [...]

7 07, 2009

Awoken by Monks Chanting & a rooster’s Calling

By | July 7th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

1000 kyat (burmese money), pronounced Chat = 1$ ---------------------------------- 2nd morning in Yangon, woke up around 5 am. It's the jetlag, but I love it, because I'm up at the crack of dawn and am ready for bed by 9 pm (never would happen back at home.. its more vice versa). I took a walk [...]

6 07, 2009

Peace of Mind in Burma

By | July 6th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Setting: Pouring rain outside, windows cracked a bit open. Listening to Oasis on my Ipod. Laying on my beaten bed in a family owned Guesthouse in Burma. What is it about this moment in time in a foreign country rarely anyone knows much about, that makes me feel so at Ease with my Mind & [...]