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Days 155-157: Bagan

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

The ancient capitol of Bagan is what initially drew us to Myanmar. The area is covered with thousands of temples built between the mid-9th through the early-14th centuries.
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Days 153-154 & 166-170: Mandalay & General Myanmar

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

We weren’t sure what to expect from Myanmar. We hadn’t heard much about it since they do a good job of keeping journalists out of the country. What we found will take a few blog entries to convey. Since we’re pretty sure that many of our readers are equally unfamiliar with the country, we’re going to be a bit liberal with descriptions and pictures of this beautiful country full of friendly people.
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Mingalaba from Myanmar

Saturday, August 20th, 2005
Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar Mingalaba from Myanmar (pronounced like slurring together "me an' ma"). Some enterprising folks have figured out how to get around the government controls on access to the internet. So it's available (but pricey) in the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Myanmar Map

Thursday, August 11th, 2005
A map of most of Myanmar. We are heading to Mandalay, Myanmar on 11 August. We hear that the government has clamped down on internet access, so it's unlikely we'll be able to update the blog or read email ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 138-152: Thailand

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
Bangkok to Chiang Mai We have spent the past two weeks in central and northern Thailand and have taken advantage of it's "first world" resources to re-equip for the months and countries ahead. After 5 months on the road, some ... [Continue reading this entry]

Thailand Map

Monday, August 8th, 2005
Here's a largish map of northern Thailand. Places visited (so far) are circled in green. north_thai_map.jpg