Bagan ~ Burma

The flight to Bagan was over a very dry mountainous area. Once we passed the mountains the landscaping changed into dry flatlands. The airport was dated and small, that’s when I knew this was going to be a great place.  The first thing I noticed was the cool weather. The weather in Bagan is very chilly in the morning and late at night. The one pair of pants I packed, I wore everyday here. The locals wear coats, hats and sweatersRead more

Yangon ~ Burma

Yangon, Myanmar is the former capital of Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar).  The military government officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw in March 2006. Yangon Myanmar is not the original name. The city and country was renamed by the military government in 1989 when they took over. The original name of Yangon was known as Rangoon, and Myanmar was Burma. Many of the Burmese people ( and me too) reject the new name and feel the military has no right to rename theRead more