These 13 travel books, music and movies will help you explore Myanmar from wherever you’re reading, watching, or listening today.
“He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour […]
“Do not be afraid,” Kyaw insisted, gesturing at my camera. “You are a guest, it’s ok.” The construction crew of a nearby building paused to watch the repeated flash. It […]
It was not how I expected to spend my last English class: clustered into a darkened bedroom with the students, watching Korean Pop TV on mute, and anxiously hoping Thai […]
“Shu shu” – the Burmese term for the uncomfortable, or “ana”, act of peeing your pants in public. Though not a word you’ll use much on your visit – unless […]
Living within one hour’s walk from the Thai border, my students (Karenni refugees from Burma) refer to their homeland simply as “inside.” The word conjures images of a mysterious location, […]
Celebrating Karenni National Day inside Thai refugee camps, 2007 Q: How do we demonstrate national pride? With patriotic anthems and firework displays; with rowdy crowds and waving flags; with reverent […]