Category Archives: Burma

Upper Burma

I was in Myanmar last month, a country that is in the news for all the wrong reasons. A lot has happened since my previous visit seven years earlier. At that time Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi … Continue reading

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A Stroll Round Yangon

When AirAsia announced that they were going to begin flying to Yangon (Rangoon) in Burma in July with a promotional fare of just RM4 one way, it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. Even after paying for the return … Continue reading

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What’s In A Place Name?

    A few hours to spare at Yangon International Airport recently got me to thinking about place names and why countries change them. In 1989 the military government running Burma announced that the country should henceforward be known as … Continue reading

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