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VIDEO: Coffee, Donuts, and a Local Newspaper

May 17, 2019 – 6:08 pm
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The intense heat and the blackouts continued in Yangon. My guest house didn’t have a working generator, so when the power went out, so did the A/C and the fan. And so I went in search of a coffee shop with air conditioning. Along the way, I picked up a local newspaper to see what is going on in the country of Myanmar in general.

VIDEO: Streetside Repairs in Yangon

May 16, 2019 – 6:04 pm
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One of my favorite aspects to living and traveling in Asia is that it is often far easier (and cheaper) to accomplish daily tasks. In Taiwan, for example, getting a new muffler on your scooter can take thirty minutes. You simply drive up to the shop, they remove the old muffler and put on the new one right away, and they generally don’t charge for …