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Without this guide, you'll be confused, broke and hobbled with food poisoning within hours of your arrival. Read up.
Why Obama's visit to Myanmar is premature. An R&K report from the Kachin civil war
Saiful Huq Omi's incredible photography of the Rohingya, one of the world's most persecuted minorities.
With the help of one of our heroes, Naomi Duguid, we discover how to make the food one of the best parts of any trip to Burma.
To mark Burma's big elections, R&K remembers the scene of the Lady's meeting with Hillary Clinton
In this sweaty stew of dissidence and reclining Buddhas, hip-hop is king. R&K hangs with one of Burma's most famous MCs.
Al fresco in Rangoon with the acclaimed cookbook author
Talking freedom and Occupy Wall Street outside Aung San Suu Kyi's house
In the new Myanmar, even beater cars can cost $30,000 or more.
Shrimp paste, purple kryptonite for white people, is the soul of Burmese cuisine.
This is, ironically, good news for the miners brought in to replace the locals, because the locals are still not allowed to mine, and now the mines won’t be flooded by the dam anytime soon.
Inside the pages of one of the world's most pathetic publications.
Seen from one angle, the Burma-U.S. rapprochement is a sign of a bright new future. Step a foot to the side and look again, and it’s a sad little tryst between two countries with, shall…
A visit to the Bethlehem Baptist Church, currently home to almost 100 men, women and children fleeing from the Kachin conflict.
The dry genius of the ADB-ASEAN cost estimate is that it includes estimates for grief and human suffering in the aftermath of an accident. That’s $1,800 in societal grief for every death, $842 for a…
Inevitably when you travel, no matter how far you go or how different the people, your mind looks for parallels between your life and theirs.
Rangoon is still not the easiest destination for anyone, let alone a staunchly conservative burgoo-lover from Louisville on his first trip to the land of shrimp paste. Some tips for Sen. Mitch McConnell's visit to…
Chew Betel, get high a little, spit a lot
For the Western traveler, uninitiated in the deeper contours of Burma’s spiritual eccentricities, Mount Popa really boils down to one thing: misbehaving macques.
Unexpected road-block in Burma: a plate of chili-slathered, rancid crab.
The forlorn little shrines that live and die in the permanent shade of Rangoon's banyans are a particular fascination.
The bad part about Zach Goldman is limited, really, to his peanut allergy, and also to the Giardia he had picked up in Borneo, and how it all had left him looking quite wan and…
Merit, in Myanmar, is that little ledger you add to in order to push yourself further down the path toward liberation.
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