• Myanmar
  • A Burmese Christmas


    Christmas in Myanmar was one for the books. My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas so it doesn’t mean anything to me, but I do miss the holiday spirit and cheer. Peppermint bark, hot chocolate, twinkling lights, and festive Christmas music are so comforting. On Christmas day, Sian, my friend from Australia, and I decided to bike around […]

  • Myanmar
  • Monkeys on the Mountain


    This almost seems like a which-came-first question, the monkey or the temple? So many temples I have visited have been deemed “monkey temples.” The first few monkeys are always really cute, up until the point they turn demonic: grabbing at your clothes, trying to open your bag, and stealing directly from your hand. Monkeys overrun the climb […]