travel bite: the food of Burma

APPARENTLY Burmese food has a bad rep. I was told of this by the Lonely Planet. However overall both mine and others’ personal experiences were of the opposite persuasion. (Bar the ‘cheeseburger’ that was all artificial cheese slice but no burger. But then again why should the Burmese know how to make burgers when their … Continue reading

what was it about Burma?

IT IS inevitable that you will ask or be asked the mother of all questions when travelling: “Where has been your favourite country?” It crops up on a regular basis when wandering your way through the world. And of course this query is never complete without the subsequent “Why?”.¬†On my part I try to mix … Continue reading

travel bite: Bagan, Burma

YOU can smell the earth awakening from its sleep, unfurling before the coming sun. Early morning buzzing sounds begin, birds caw and the echoes of crickets and squeaks of squirrels can be heard. A gentle dawn chorus of tweeting follows. Young dogs play in the dry earth of fields. A horse, anchored to its cart, … Continue reading

travel bite: Yangon (Rangoon), Burma

THE city’s streets are dark. At intervals there is the odd fluorescent tube, a candle, a dim shop light. Sounds and smells become guides. Uneven terrain is blindly navigated underfoot. In what light there is a man is spied on his back, spreadeagled, his body contained within a metal framed trailer. It is parked in … Continue reading

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