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Young burmese men in street restaurant

February, 2015, Yangon, Myanmar.

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A Unique Land: Myanmar

One of my favorite areas to travel in is Southeast Asia. You can find comfort, fun, and food – usually at a reasonable price. On this trip, I visited Myanmar. 160 more words

Travel

Traffic Accidents and Structural Power

Re-reading the colonial judge Maurice Collis’ memoirs, Trials in Burma (1938), got me thinking about the history of traffic accidents. The final case that he discusses—the case that marked the beginning of the end to his career in the colony—hints at how traffic accidents could be understood as an expression of white privilege. 494 more words

Ramblings

Saving Rangoon: The Battle for Burma's Ancient and Colonial Heritage

First published in the Guardian 4th May 2015

For more than two decades Moe Moe Lwin watched helplessly as Rangoon, her home city, transformed beyond recognition. 735 more words

Articles

From Shan to Mon (Day 7)

After a lovely few days of tranquility, sunshine and water it was time for another early rise and for me to leave Inle Lake for the old Burmese capital of Rangoon (Yangon). 808 more words

Myanmar

Voyager et rester chez soi

Le Myanmar a beau être un pays qui s’ouvre à peine, il est paradoxalement possible de pouvoir voyager en restant sur place. La semaine passée a donc été sous le signe du « voyage statique ». 609 more words

Baroudage