Month: April 2017

True Story: From or To?

While recounting all of the countries we’d lived and visited, a good friend asked me, “From or to?” Unsure I’d heard him correctly, my reply was, He laughed and repeated his question very slowly, enunciating every word like I was the village idiot. “FROOOOM, OOOOOR TOOOOO?” I believe, “Negro, no more alcohol for you!” was my response. He explained his

Sri Lanka in 8 Nights

While I didn’t have as many outstanding experiences in Sri Lanka as I did in Myanmar, if you visit Sri Lanka, you should definitely try to frequent these establishments or experiences these sites. Colombo - 1 night As I was in Colombo for less than 24 hours I have no suggestions. My hotel for that one night should be a fallback if no other accommodation is available, as in check to

Him Be…

On the upper most peak of Lion’s rock there is a single entrance and exit. It can get congested like evening rush hour as tourists walking up interlace chaotically with the tourists walking down. Waiting my turn to dive into the human commotion I noticed a group of teenage monks doing what teens do, talking a little too loudly, laughing a little too much, and taking

Observations of: Myanmar

A good friend reminded me recently, very directly as only a good friend can do, I should play to my strength. My typical travel blog posts are normally more observations of the land and culture held up to the mirror of my own preconceived notions and bias. Often a true story is thrown in to highlight the observations. Yeah so… First thing I noticed about Myanmar is how amazingly nice the p

Myanmar in 8 days

It’s probably not the best idea to even attempt to see a country as full of wonders as Myanmar in 8 days. But when you’re not a professional traveler you do what you can when you can. Getting to Myanmar was a journey in itself. A 4 hour train ride to Frankfurt started it off. Then a 10 hour Air China flight from Frankfurt to Beijing, a short layover, then Beijin