Burmese Days February 24th 2007 Glancing furtively around the restaurant and discovering I remained unobserved, my hands shot to the curry dish on the table in front of me, squelching a messy mass of rice and fish into a ball, at once ravishing the freedom of juices dribbling down my chin and the explosion of spices and tang. No disapproving glances, whispers, frowns. This is acceptable? I wondered, but not for long, as I embrac ... read more
Asia » Burma Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
From 2006-2007, I studied Mandarin Chinese at Beijing Normal University as part of an exchange program through my school. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take a number of trips both within China and throughout Southeast Asia. This is a rather rough compilation of some of those experiences, and though I'd like SO MUCH to edit them now, I'll leave the posts the way I wrote them at the time.
To give credit where credit is due, many of the pictures were taken or influenced by my travel companion, Sitt, in the Burma, Laos, and Vietnam posts. Specifically, the shot of me with the kids ... full info