Myanmar (Burma): Muslims, Jews and Nazi “fashion”

Every once in a while I decide to expand on some of the more telling anecdotes born out of my travels. This happens to be one of those times. --- The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue sits on a lively corner in downtown Yangon that opens up onto an alley where merchants tinker with a miscellany of metals …

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Myanmar’s détente makes travel easier

Poorly pasted together and full of pixelated photographs, my Myanmar Lonely Planet has been following me forlornly ever since I picked it up some four years ago from a child book hawker in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Besides my China LP (covered in brown paper to hide its entry from Chinese customs), it stood alone on …

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