Front Page Nation

Look who’s on the cover of Virgin Australia’s inflight magazine this month. Burma is possibly the hottest travel destination in South East Asia this year. Blame this on the political revolution that saw a shift from military to civilian government, the inauguration into parliament of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, and the related – if not consequential – lifting of sanctions, wiping of debts and abolishing of key economic restrictions. I am happy with these positive, although slightly overdue, developments for the economic growth of the country, however, I wonder if the country will be able to withstand the side effects of tourism.

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One Word At A Time

On my one week Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tour with G Adventures English was the main language of communication. The members of my second travel group in Spiti also spoke English but there were times when knowing the local language was useful. Thank God for Divya, a fellow Gold Solar Project participant-cum-Hindi/English translator. I also managed to pick up some local words along the way. Continue reading “One Word At A Time”