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Accustomed to being thrown bread from passing boats, these gulls followed us for ages.  
   

Accustomed to being thrown bread from passing boats, these gulls followed us for ages.

Unfortunately, we had no bread.
Burma Three: Lingering a little longer with the lotus-eaters

March 5th 2007
Pulling up his longyi, Naung Naung proudly shows us the tattoo of a rabbit on his right thigh, surrounded by a faded swirl of Pali inscriptions. "This one makes me jump higher", he explains, his face deadly serious, before pulling open his tattered shirt to reveal a tiger on his chest. "And this one gives me courage!" This goes on for a few minutes, as he shows us a succession of significant tatto ... read more
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Burmese Flag 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
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