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Dining out with Yangon Food Tours

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Posted on 08 Oct 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Photos, Travel | 1 comment

I recently had the opportunity to tag along with Yangon Food Tours for a dinner tour. It was a great experience, and I wanted to share some of it here on the blog for those of you who are curious about Burmese cuisine, and for anyone who might be interested in taking a food tour […]

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On Renting a House

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Posted on 05 Sep 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Photos | 7 comments

We started looking for a new place to rent in May. A variety of circumstances, not the least of which was the nearing advent of Baby #2, caused us to realize that our current home is just not the right place for us anymore. From a foreigner’s perspective, renting a house in Yangon is an […]

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Elisabeth’s Arrival

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Posted on 20 Aug 2017 in Compositions, Motherhood, Photos, Reflections | 7 comments

Elisabeth’s Birth Story I only had time for one pre-natal appointment with my Chiang Mai OB before giving birth to Elise. At the appointment my doctor echoed the words of my Myanmar OB and mentioned that I was measuring small and that the baby seemed small. I wasn’t overly concerned, as they said the same […]

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Lingering in Happiness

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Posted on 15 Aug 2017 in Photos, Reflections | 1 comment

It has been rainy season here since late May/early June. The appearance of the rains is always a source of refreshment, as there has been no precipitation since November, and March-May tend to be difficult months, relentlessly sunny, in the 100s most days, and hardly any cooler in the evening. We sweat through several changes […]

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International Women’s Day: A Defense and a Lament

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Posted on 08 Mar 2017 in Compositions, Development, Life Overseas, Reflections | 5 comments

When my daughter was born, the medical staff asked what name to write down. Without looking at one another, my husband and I both replied, “Magdalena.” We had another name in mind too, but as soon as we saw her face, we knew we wanted her to carry the story of a woman loved by […]

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Of Flags and Feet: Patriotism and Respect around the World

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Posted on 30 Jan 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Reflections | 2 comments

Earlier this month, Amazon and the nation of India had a small debacle. The first offense on Amazon’s part was to sell doormats emblazoned with the Indian flag. This product was met with much consternation and anger in India. Shortly after, Amazon found themselves in hot water again, this time with a third party vendor […]

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