A Final Look at Myanmar


The 66m long reclining buddha of Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Traveling to Myanmar is like being in a time warp. Imagine a place untouched by McDonalds and Starbucks, where images of 1960s Southeast Asia become real life here. Cone-hat wearing villagers bike along a dirt road lined with endless rice paddies. This is a place not advertised in your latest issue of the New York Times magazine. Like Bangladesh, you better see it in the raw before it’s too late; before globalization and tourism become the country’s new kind of dictatorship.


I now know how a car door works.



And if you love gold, you can’t go wrong here:




Observing Big Brother: Had to get out of Myanmar before I could post this.
A Place of Miracles

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