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Chinlone festival, last Myanmar laughs, & crossing into NE India over Tamu/Moreh border

I’ve missed getting a few countries flags for my cases, but I’ve made up for it with the entire front end tagged. Each town we stayed in, and a couple other random spots, I had someone write the name in … Continue reading

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Bagan, Mandalay, ox-cart races, & giant Buddha filled with death

The ancient city of Bagan is surrounded by thousands of brick-red pagodas. It’s a dessert-like landscape, and up out of this inhospitable land they’re scattered as far as the eye can see. In the late 9th century the small settlement … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle: Sweet curious inviting betel chewing locals, markets, gifts, & Mt. Popa

I figured out that I could get Aung to let me go ahead of the group. I would just have him show me where we were heading for the day and make spots to meet up. It was so much … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle: Exploring the life of Inle Lake & meltdown in the group

Getting to Inle lake the road weaves up steeply and then drops down into the valley where the lake is. The views over each side are great, and would be better if it wasn’t for all the smoke in the … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle: Yangon, buddhalicious pagodas, & friendly burmese at work

Day three sent us to the old capital of Yangon. Our original itinerary didn’t include it, but people wanted to go. It was a pretty quick ride since we weren’t a great distance away. We passed through watermelon heaven on … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle Part I: Border-crossing to Hpaan, Golden Rock, & buying a machine gun

The time finally came to head into Myanmar, and luckily the food poisoning from Pai had cleared up. I won’t be eating cashew vegetable stir fry for awhile. It was the first time in years that I got it. I … Continue reading

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