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Adventures into Unknown Territory: Begin Again in Bagan

The second day in Bagan we decided to hire a tour guide, someone knowledgeable about the history of the area, the temples, the changing face of modernizing Myanmar. The only guide we could find was an elderly man, a former … Continue reading

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Adventures into Unknown Territory: Myanmar

Part 1: Mandalay The first thing you notice about Mandalay is the dust wafting throughout the city’s narrow streets and alleys. Minimal pavement and a fluster of activity at markets, tea houses and restaurants creates a stirring and liveliness that … Continue reading

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Bali Holiday Chapter 1: Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Our two-week school break began with a fascinating, disturbing, gory, and sometimes overwhelming entree into the world of Chinese Buddhist Vegetarian Festival. Think fewer vegetables, more self-impalement. The nine-day festival is held every year in the 9th lunar month of … Continue reading

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Two Weddings and A Funeral

We’ve been lucky enough to receive invitations for the two biggest and arguably most important celebrated events in life: marriage and death. Last week, we attended the one year funeral celebration of a fellow teacher’s late husband. Professor Eahd’s husband … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat

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Our first real weekend in Asia. Field trip to Angkor Wat. Our entire group of teachers-in-training packed onto a bus for the gnarly ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. After being tossed on the back of a bus for … Continue reading

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Beyond the Senses

Cambodia is a project of sensory overload. It’s Tuesday morning, 6am. The sun naturally rises at six each morning along with every other living creature. Barking dogs and gekkos (yes, barking gekkos), birds, humans, motor-powered humans. I’m sitting on the … Continue reading

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