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MY MONTH IN BURMA: PART XIV

THE RETURN TO MANDALAY or BYE BYE BURMA 28 Day Expense Report Included at the End   I am outside Mr. Kid’s Hsipaw guesthouse at 5:30 am and the bus is right on time.  The bus trip is surprisingly fast.  I sleep the first 2 hours.  We arrive in Mandalay at 10:30 am, earlier than […]

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Sunrise:  Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

IN CELEBRATION OF PLANET EARTH

TODAY IS EARTH DAY!   For 43 years on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.     As an informed global traveler, I am acutely aware of the […]

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MY MONTH IN BURMA, PART IX: THE ‘ANCIENT’ TEMPLES OF BAGAN

PART IX:  THE ‘ANCIENT’ TEMPLES OF BAGAN   Preface:  From approximately 1050 to 1290 A.D., Bagan’s kings commissioned over 4,000 temples.  Over the millennia  looting, erosion and earthquakes took their tool .  A massive earthquake in 1975 destroyed most of what was left.  What you see, and it is impressive, has been rebuilt.  UNESCO refused to certify Bagan […]

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