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Days 158-165: Kalaw & Inle Lake

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

This is our final entry from Myanmar about the Shan State town of Kalaw and the Inle Lake region.
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Days 153-170: Myanmar Critters

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

We were very impressed by the critters in Myanmar – particularly the bugs. In particular, we found THE GREATEST BUG EVER!
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Days 153-170: Myanmar Politics and Conversations

Thursday, September 1st, 2005
This entry includes general info and observations on Myanmar. Part of it is a bit political, and thus, not all may be inclined to read it. All names have been changed (other than ours) to protect the kind people of ... [Continue reading this entry]

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. We arrived after a long "express" 9 hour boat ride from Mandalay ... [Continue reading this entry]

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 ... [Continue reading this entry]

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]