Archive | September, 2013

A Final Farewell from Singapore

Over two years ago now, when I was in the planning stages for this entire crazy adventure that I’ve gotten myself into, my initial intention for this Round-the-World trip was just that: to embark on a journey around the world.  If you’ve been following my journey since then, you’ll long ago have realized that, as it turned […]

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Mohinga, Shan Noodles, and a Fermented Tea Leaf Salad

Eating in Myanmar is, if nothing else, a sensory experience — one that engages many more tactile functions than simply those of your tastebuds.  It lets you know that you could be nowhere other than Myanmar at that moment.  Whether it is the vibrant spray a lime squeezed over a fresh salad, the sizzle and crackle of battered […]

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A Plain Full of Pagodas and a Temple in the Clouds

In an attempt to escape the swampy wetlands and torrential downpours that make-up the delta region surrounding the city of Yangon, the next activity on my itinerary was to move North into the (relatively) dry heartland of Myanmar to take in the temples and views of the sprawling geographical region known as Bagan.  This area first came into […]

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