Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ngapali Beach and Home

There is something about the ocean that attracts our modern souls; a respite for rest, relaxation and restoration.  Some aspect of the sun, the surf and the sand calms and soothes us; the quintessential paradise that we soak up.  Ngapali sits on a nice 2-3 mile beach of white sand on the Bay of Bengal.  … Continue reading »

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Beyond Yangon!

I hadn’t realized until the night before we left for Myanmar how traumatic it had been when I’d dislocated my elbow a little under a year ago in Guilin. I couldn’t sleep the night before and it wasn’t because I was excited. I tossed and turned all night, was sick to my stomach and I … Continue reading »

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Inle Lake

Inle Lake is south east of Mandalay and is fairly high at 3000 feet above sea level. The lake is large, around 13 miles long with a surface area of around 45 square miles.  The lake is fairly shallow, around 7 feet and is long and narrow.  There aren’t really defined shores to the lake … Continue reading »

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The next morning our flight left Yangon at 6:05 am; another 4:15 am wakeup and another early morning flight. The weather outside was 60 and it was funny to see all the guys outside our hotel dressed in hats, gloves and coats while I walked around in my short sleeve shirt and thin hiking pants. … Continue reading »

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