Les Grande Comores – Africa’s Least Visited Island

It’s been a long time coming.

A very very long time.

But finally, the story is here. Mainly in the form of photographs. Enjoy The Comoros! Continue reading Les Grande Comores – Africa’s Least Visited Island

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. Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Golden Field Trips

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Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Celebrating Chinese New Year

A time of celebrations for all ages, Chinese New Year is alive and well in Yangon’s Chinatown with Dragon Dances leading to Lion Dances. Surrounded by glutinous rice snacks and wishes of prosperity, an abundance of photos and videos capture this annual tradition at its best! A new favorite holiday! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Celebrating Chinese New Year

Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Touring With the Tea Couple

“Come with us. We’re going for tea,” the wife chimed in.
I obliged and after sipping lahpet while sitting street side on plastic chairs, was taken on a whirlwind adventure throughout the Buddhist Temples and Monaseries of Myanmar – with plenty more tea stops along the way! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Touring With the Tea Couple

Life in Yangon, Myanmar : The Introduction

Day One, the first words I wrote were as follows :
“What. The f.… Have you done? What draws you to smelly sewers, squatty potties and dead dogs?”
On Day 187, I tried to talk myself into staying and
it worked so well, I could barely pull my own self away.
Get ready for Life in Yangon, Myanmar! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : The Introduction