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Thoughts on Burma

In Conclusion...   My visa would expire in a little over a week, so it was time to think about getting back to Thailand. The country is hermetically sealed from its neighbors, the only way in or out is via airplane from Yangon to Bangkok.   March 27th was National ... read more

Mark Ayling

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You Are the Monkey

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Mark Ayling

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Warning from Mt Olympus

Bad news bears - Illness - Hermes appears - Oops, sorry Ares - What to do? - Onwards!   After yanking off that palmister’s good luck bracelet, I was beginning to feel tired and queasy. I needed a reprieve from the noxious smog of Mandalay, I needed to escape the low ... read more

Mark Ayling

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

Mustachio Bashio

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Mark Ayling

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Great Expectations

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Mark Ayling

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Machine Guns and Opium

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Mark Ayling

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Ex Post Facto

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Mark Ayling

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Pilgrim For a Day

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Mark Ayling

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

Hamlet Hospitality

  My janky bus arrives – Description of travel – Unexpected detour – Mixing with the locals – A lesson learned   I chose my destination: East to the sacred Golden Rock at Kyaitiyo.  Despite waking up at dawn I was still stuck in Yangon at 10 AM. My guidebook had ... read more

Mark Ayling

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

Another Side of Yangon

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, ... read more

Mark Ayling

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

Cherry Tops

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Mark Ayling

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

Author's Note: Burma

Trying to write a blog in Burma was a difficult affair.  The military is very paranoid about admitting journalists, so before I applied for a visa I changed my name on the website to Fritz Vanlandingham, just in case they googled my name.  Its a funny name, so for now ... read more

Mark Ayling

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

The Forgotten Voices of Myanmar ( Burma). A Collective Global Response is Required.

If the international community is committed to ending tyranny, brutality and oppression around the world, the situation in Burma would have changed for the better. Over the past three decades, a military Junta has terrorized all sections of the Burmese community  successfully putting in place a consolidated dictatorship across the  ... read more

Binneh Minteh

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

Going back to My Roots

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Adam Samuel

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