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From the Journals… Dawei, Myanmar (Burma). February 11, 2019

August 16, 2019 - Up at 6 and out at 6:15. I walked to the Shwe Taung Za Pagoda. Even though it felt like 75 degrees, the humidity was eno...
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From the Journals… More from Nampan, Myanmar (Burma). January 29, 2019

July 12, 2019 - I got a bunch of good shots at the 5-Day Market, and the girls stopped at 2 food stalls for snacks. Both were pretty goo...
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From the Journals… Nampan, Myanmar (Burma). January 29, 2019

July 05, 2019 - We then went among the extensive floating gardens and houses on stilts. From then it was on to the 5-Day Market at Nampa...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 28, 2019

June 14, 2019 - I was up at 4:40, well before my 5:15 alarm. Ko Shine, our driver, was ready for me at 5:45 am as promised for another s...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 27, 2019

June 07, 2019 - I rented an E-bike and stopped at the Bagan Umbra Hotel to get pricing info for our tour. It turns out that we stayed he...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 26, 2019

May 31, 2019 - Up at 5:15 to be ready for my tuk tuk driver for sunrise pix. We went to an area that I had identified on the map as pos...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 25, 2019

May 24, 2019 - We pulled in around 4:15, about an hour earlier than expected. We walked the skinny gangplank and up the sandy bank and...
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From the Journals… Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2019

May 03, 2019 - We stopped at a newly-built jade stupa on the way back from Sagaing. We had lunch at a restaurant in town, then we were...
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From the Journals… More from Sagaing, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2019

April 26, 2019 - At the U Min Thonze Caves, I found the curving line of Buddha images to make for some good pix. I worked it for a while,...
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From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

June 12, 2017 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals…Bodhi Tataung, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

April 24, 2017 - I met my motorbike driver for my afternoon tour. It didn’t start off too auspiciously, as we discovered that because of...
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From the Journals…Still More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

April 21, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals…Even More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

March 24, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals... More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 3, 2014

February 17, 2017 - I spent most of the afternoon hiding from the heat and talking to my fellow travelers on the balcony just outside my roo...
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From the Journals…Even More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2011

January 20, 2017 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals…More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

January 02, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals…Chang Mai, Thailand. February 17, 2003

November 28, 2016 - I went out to Bo Sang, and viewed factories for lacquerware, silver, umbrellas, and woodworking in the hopes that I migh...
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From the Journals…Lampang, Thailand. February 11, 2003

September 30, 2016 - I got a songthew to Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang. It was okay, but not as good as I thought from the description in Lonely...
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From the Journals…Sukhothai, Thailand. February 10, 2003

September 26, 2016 - I had a second round of breakfast, then rented a bike and rode to Wat Si Chum, in the northern section of the park. I to...
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From the Journals…More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2003

August 08, 2016 - Although the plan was to go to the Shwedagon Paya before breakfast while it was still cool, and although we woke up on t...
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From the Journals…Still More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

June 20, 2016 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals…More from Bhaktapur, Nepal. December 2, 1988

May 20, 2016 - After a long walk to the bus station, we took a bus to Bhaktapur, a town 12 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is full of int...
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From the Journals…Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2003

March 28, 2016 - Although the plan was to go to the Shwedagon Paya before breakfast while it was still cool, and although we woke up on t...
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From the Journals… Sukhothai, Thailand. February 9, 2003

March 07, 2016 - It has been a nice day so far. I rented a bike and drove around, getting off to view the temples. I had an early lunch o...
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From the Journals… Ayutthaya, Thailand. March 10, 1989

March 04, 2016 - We had a good day at Ayutthaya. We started out with a Wat and then the Ancient Palace complex. They are nice ruins—old a...
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From the Journals…Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2003

February 19, 2016 - Our horse cart took us to many temples today, more than I needed to see. There are 2,278 temples listed by the Archaeolo...
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From the Journals…More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

December 18, 2015 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals... More from Saddar Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

December 14, 2015 - A new-found friend with a motorbike took me here as part of his tour. This was a large cave that actually went all the w...
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From the Journals… Lampang, Thailand. February 11, 2003

October 02, 2015 - I got a songthew to Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang. It was okay, but not as good I thought from the description in Lonely Pl...
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From the Journals…Sukothai, Thailand. February 8, 2003

August 21, 2015 - I rented a bike and rode to Wat Si Chum, in the northern section of the park. I took a few pix, checked out another wat...
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From the Journals…Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2003

August 17, 2015 - Our horse cart took us to many temples today, more than I needed to see. There are 2,278 temples listed by the Archaeolo...
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From the Journals... Even More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 15, 2015 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals... More From George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 5, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Moving just a bit down the street from the location of my previous post is the Tokong Hainan Chinese Temple. I had passe...
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From the Journals... Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 16, 2014

June 20, 2014 - I had a disappointing trip this morning to Thayekhittay. The owner of my hotel, U Tan Jan, charged me K25,000, about US$...
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From the Journals... More from Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 15, 2014

June 16, 2014 - As a continuation from my last post, here are a couple of photos of the Buddha image at Setatghyi Paya taken from Shwesa...
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From the Journals... Monywa, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

May 09, 2014 - It was a 3-hour bus ride from Mandalay to Monywa. After checking in to my hotel, eating lunch, and a short nap, my motor...
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Still More... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 02, 2014 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals... Saddar Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

March 24, 2014 - We visited this cave just a few hours after the cave mentioned in my previous post. This was a much larger cave that act...
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From the Journals... Kawgun Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

March 21, 2014 - {I just returned from six weeks in Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, and Malaysia. It was a good trip, and I plan to keep you...
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From the Journals...Kathmandu, Nepal, January 15, 1989

December 09, 2013 - Our main order of business was applying for a visa extension. After arriving there, it only took 15 minutes. From there...
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Two of My Images Are Winners!

September 27, 2013 - I am happy to announce that my photos won awards at the Westchester Professional Photographers Association Image Competi...
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From the Journals...Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

August 26, 2013 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals...Angkor Wat, Cambodia. January 13, 1999

August 23, 2013 - Up at 5:10 to get to Angkor Wat for sunrise. Fortunately it was well worth the effort. As with most tropical sunrises, i...
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From the Journals...Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

April 08, 2013 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals...Angkor, Cambodia. January 14, 1999

March 29, 2013 - Departed hotel at 8:10 after breakfast--another day at the ruins. So extensive--what a large civilization--about 1 milli...
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From the Journals...Borobudur, Java, Indonesia. January 29, 1998

December 07, 2012 - Missed both alarms on the watches, but somehow happened to wake up at 4:52 am. We were out on the street 6 minutes later...
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From the Journals...Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). February 2, 2011

October 15, 2012 - The taxi picked us up at 6:00 am and we drove to Nyein Gon Paya. I was somewhat surprised that there were other crazy fo...
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A Journey to Myanmar Slideshow

September 03, 2012 - I wanted to kick off the blog with a collection of photographs from my travels to Myanmar in the winter of 2011. As this...
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