Category: Burma/Myanmar

Visit to a Strange Land: Burma June 2010

Update, May 2015. A great deal has changed in Myanmar since my 2010 visit. I have just left the country after a ten-day visit to Mandalay, and I will post something soon about what I saw and learned …
Old buildings, vehicles, and pedestrians in central Yangon

Some Scribblings from Burma

I am about to leave Burma after an all-too-short visit of five days. This is a fascinating place, and it will take my a long time to process all that I have seen, sort through …

Burma or Myanmar?

Over the past week, we have been discussing the protests in Burma in the Geography of Asia class. Several students have asked me whether it is correct to refer to the troubled Southeast Asian country …