Cooling off in Kalaw

In Myanmar there is a national holiday called Union Day on February 12th which was a Tuesday this year.  Union day is not the day they celebrate kicking out the Brits but the day when the all the regions of the country came together as one country for the first time. Now I have lived in two countries where they celebrate kicking out the Brits.  I wonder how many more I will live in.  Our school decided to make the Monday a holiday as well thus creating a nice 4 day weekend.  We decided to spend the time in Kalaw, which is a small town in the hills about 350 miles north of Yangon and not far from Inle Lake. Continue reading “Cooling off in Kalaw”

Birding in Burma

This year Thanksgiving coincided with a Burmese national holiday called Tazaungdaing.  This meant an extra day of school holiday than normal.  We contemplated going to the beach and in retrospect that would probably have been a good choice considering Lindsey’s Dengue Fever but instead decided we would go on a short birding trip to see a bit of the country and for me to see a few birds.  Continue reading “Birding in Burma”

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