Archive | March, 2013
Burma: Believe the Hype

Burma: Believe the Hype

Golden stupas, swirls of yellow thanaka, a distinct dearth of foreign businesses, long bus rides on rough roads, mosques and churches and pagodas and temples all on the same street, teahouse chatter, confusing bureaucracy, beautiful sights with no tourists, and the friendliest, most hospitable people …read more

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Dancing at the base of the mountain: the Shambhala Festival, Thailand

Dancing at the base of the mountain: the Shambhala Festival, Thailand

Massive teepees, waist-length dreadlocks, rainbow bunting and mystic dance circles: just one weekend at the Shambhala In Your Heart Festival in Chiang Dao put me up close and personal with a perfect slice of northern Thailand’s hippie scene. Started by a pair of Japanese and …read more

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