Myanmar – Unlike Any Place you Know About

“This is Burma: Unlike Any Place You Know About”

Bordering India, China and Thailand – the country, formerly known as Burma is having its moment in the spotlight. Your knowledge about the country may be slim, and yet it…

Get to Know Myanmar: 10 Quirky Things About the Country

From monkeys that sneeze to face paint that acts as fashionable sunscreen, Myanmar is possibly the quirkiest and most fascinating country in the whole world. Here are 10 things about…

The Best of Yangon: Tour, Shop, Eat – All for Great Causes

The best way to describe Yangon is vibrant; the shimmery Irrawaddy Delta, the colorful longyi-wear and markets, its glowing Shwedagon pagoda that illuminates the city at night. And yet, these…

Myanmar’s Best Trips Outside of Yangon – 2,500 Pagodas, Floating Villages and Tribal Treks

The land of Myanmar is opening up for the world to explore its previously hidden gems. Let’s take a look at its wonders and how to best explore emerging, but…

Combining your Career with your Passion for Making a Difference: Inspiration from Allison Morris

Go-getter Allison Morris is helping entrepreneurs succeed in what The World Bank ranks as “the most difficult place in the world to start a business.”  An American who grew up…

The Tattooed Faces of Myanmar’s Tribal Women: Free Photo Book Giveaway!

“To these women, beauty meant power – the power of seduction.” Who are these women? Jens Uwe Parkitny, a successful marketing executive currently living in Singapore, wanted to answer this question…

Part Two: A talk with Jens Uwe Parkitny – the photographer of “Bloodfaces”

Earlier this week, I introduced you to Jens Uwe Parkitny and his amazing photography, which captures the stunning facial tattoos of the Chin women of Myanmar.  Today, let’s hear from…