Red Zone Hitchhiking

(cont’d from Burmese Daze.  Read the sister post over at VivianAlive.com) The plan from Bhamo was to try our hand at hitchhiking to Indawgyi Lake via Myitkyina.  I’d heard about this route from someone I’d met in Laos – the catch being of course that this part of Myanmar (Kachin State) is currently embroiled in […]

Burmese Daze

(Read the sister post over at VivianAlive.com) It was finally time to get off the well-worn tourist trail.  The usual itinerary for a visit to Myanmar covers the two major cities (Mandalay and Yangon) along with side trips to Inle Lake and Old Bagan.  These are all south of Mandalay – so, of course, I […]