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A Shoemender’s Magic

By , posted on: November 9, 2012
The rainy season was not as impressive as I had thought it would be, expressing itself through a few spontaneous downpours. The greater obstacle that presented itself instead was the increase in car traffic which – when combined with the humidity – made breathing cumbersome and browsing through Yangon a difficult venture. With the concrete slopes on the side-walks mossy and slippery from earlier downpours I carefully attempted to navigate the busy city streets; it happened in spite my cautions […] » read more

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Irrawaddy Dolphins

By , posted on: March 7, 2012
When nature lovers talk about the Irrawaddy River, the lifeblood of Burma, descriptions focus on her majestic beauty, breathtaking scenery as well as the unique history and culture born over the centuries. However, these days it is the tale of the admirable Irrawaddy dolphins, named after the waterway, which captures the imagination most of all. These graceful swimmers are closely related to the orca (killer whale) with a large, rounded forehead and snub beak. Their gray bodies darken towards slate […] » read more

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