Monday, November 29, 2021

Free Calls And Free 3G in Hong Kong

My parents always used to take us on trips. They had some weird rules that stick with me to this day. The weirdest was having to clean the room and make the bed before the...

Bargaining Abroad, I Lost the Battle

Ask anyone about my bargaining skills and you they will say that I am the best. Don't believe me, then stack up your "best quality" purchases with the following (which should also be used a basis for all negotiations going forward):

Out of Burma Thanks to Avios

Time to leave Burma. I'm taking the 1am express flight out of here. It beats the express bus from Bagan to Yangon that took ten hours because it's a direct flight aboard Dragon Air...

Are You a Naive Traveler?

What kind of traveler are you? Visiting Myanmar has opened my eyes not from the 2000 pagodas that roam the horizon but from the naive imbeciles I have met while I have been here. Years...

Bad Bandwidth in Bagan

All the effort spent building 2000 pagodas has not been reciprocated by building a reliable WI-FI network in Bagan. Instead, the city has focused on price gouging tourists for bug infested hotels for over $30...

The Press in Mandalay

The press in Mandalay is at a crossroads. The country is on the cusp of modernization while simultaneously stuck revering antiquities of the past. The preceding is not a reference to the infinite shrines, an...

Happy New Years from Mandalay

Top places to spend New Year's according to critics are the following: 1. Times Square New York 2. Sydney Opera House Australia 3. The Strip Las Vegas Scroll, scroll, scroll. #68569 Benghazi, Libya Scroll, scroll, scroll. Keep scrolling. Where is Mandalay? I have...

Get on the Bus to Mandalay [Bay] sic

Like a Spike Lee joint I got on the bus then onto another bus then onto another bus to go from Ngwe Saung back to Yangon to the bus station then to Mandalay. The trip...

So What We Get Drunk…

"So what we get drunk, so what we smoke weed..." While Waka Flocka may not be on the ballot for 2016, his message shouldn't be disregarded. No, I'm not endorsing marriage a juana but I...

Harbaugh, Suh, & Ngwe Saung

Harbaugh, Suh, and Ngwe Saung. That's my Sunday/Monday here in Myanmar. If you don't have Ngwe Saung on your fantasy team then you need to Google it now. Everything you want in a pick can...
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