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Month: December 2018

 
  • Mawlamyine: Pagodas and Poems Minus the Grime

    Mawlamyine: Pagodas and Poems Minus the Grime

    Maps can inspire false impressions. In cities, for instance, they reveal the avenues and boulevards and winding streets; the parklands and rivers; the cafes and restaurants, museums and temples. But they don’t portray the imperfections: the rubbish, the smells, the noise, the potholed roads or lumpy footpaths or the chaotic traffic, or the heat and humidity …or the poverty. Then […]

     
     
  • Another Day Around Ye

    Another Day Around Ye

    “I apologise if anyone in my village does wrong to you,” said the boatman as I paid for our just completed journey up the River Ye at Jaun Yua in Mon State, southern Myanmar. Fortunately, he also worked for the local emergency rescue. Before the boatman made the above comment, I had already gained an impression some locals were becoming disgruntled […]

     
     
 
 

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