Yangon, aka Rangoon, city of seven million souls, was the colonial capital of Burma. While the military government carved a new capital, Naypyidaw, out of the cane fields, Yangon remains the commercial center of Myanmar.
After the Chin State tour Jim and Hla Aung took the night bus back to Yangon in time for Jim’s flight home. Meanwhile, Todd, Susan and I spent a few days relaxing in Bagan. In the Irrawaddy valley of Myanmar, … Continue reading
This is a tale of a journey both physical and metaphorical, in the footsteps of my great-grandparents, through the Chin State in western Myanmar. What began as a plan to follow the pages of Laura Hardin Carson’s memoirs to find … Continue reading