Chin Chin

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Ever since I came to Myanmar I was intrigued by a far-away region Chin – its remoteness, mountains and women with tattooed faces. So, when a friend asked if I wanted to join her and her mysterious friends for a 6-day hike around Mindat at Christmas time, guess what my answer was. Yangon-Bagan-Pakokku-Mindat I’ve spent […]

Embracing the fear of unknown

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One of my earlier memories from my travelling around Myanmar is me, lying in the back of a truck, looking at passing pagodas of Bagan, wondering how can the sun be so orange and thinking that I am heading to the unknown again. It was a manifestation of my reality: now knowing when I get there […]

Cycle for your life

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I’ve used bicycle as my main transport pretty much everywhere I’ve lived: I cycled in Brooklyn after the hurricane Sandy hit, I used a bike in Scotland after I found one around the corner from my house with the sign ‘Free to good home’ (regardless the two flat tires that had to be fixed and […]

This ordinary Myanmar life

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Rolling down the hill on almost empty tank of petrol, passing three people on one motorbike and seeing how cows fight over a piece of cloth in a monastery I smile and welcome myself in Myanmar for the third time. Life in Myanmar can be challenging and it always takes me by surprise although knowing a bit […]