Machine Guns and Opium (Shan State, Burma)

History of Shan State – The Land of Poppies – Inle Lake – Travel Philosophy Burma.  This is the name political activists use to refer to this country.  The military junta (SLORC) calls it Myanmar, claiming that Burma is a vestige of colonialism.  Oddly, enough they are correct. Burma comes from an English mispronunciation of … Continue reading

Another Side of Yangon (Yangon, Burma)

Out the door – Monks, tea and serenity – Hide and seek – History Lesson – Excerpts of Propaganda After a sleepless night I shook the paranoia from my mind and set out determined to resume my discovery of Burma. I still yearned to hear the opinions of Burma’s silenced citizens, but I would now speak … Continue reading