Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Golden Field Trips

Myanmar is a gem of a country. Some of these gems appear in the wide open spaces, and others remain hidden by jungles, lost history, and untold tales. My ‘someday’ return will take me to those places farther from Yangon’s center. From art centers to Yangon's Secretariat Building to Bago's golden palaces and stupas, I was able to discover several gems close to home, and to return with a group of 50 students in tow. Here is your chance to witness Yangon's Golden Gems.

Leopard Spotted : Skirted Safaris in Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park

When dressing for an early morning safari, you don't typically dress to impress. But maybe you should! Here's how four females in flowing skirts were said to be the attractors of the shiest cat in the park : The Spotted Leopard. Here's a rare look at this majestic animal as well as elephants, buffalos, wild boar and more found inside Yala National Park in eastern Sri Lanka.