burma

Somerset Maugham: The Eastern Gentleman

James Newman | May 6, 2019

Somerset Maugham set sail for British Burma in 1923 expecting tigers, pythons, headhunters, and strange exotic fruits; instead, he found a power hierarchy tottering under the weight of self-importance.

George Orwell’s Indian Days and Burmese Nights

James Newman | February 25, 2019

George Orwell’s extraordinary talent for understanding the human race was born from the streets and back alleys of British India and Myanmar; these Eastern lands informed one of the greatest literary minds of the Western world.

Discovering the Tribes of Loikaw

Jay Tindall | July 9, 2014

A short flight from Yangon sits the very traditional Loikaw, one of the best places to head in Southeast Asia for a window into authentic tribal life. I was the very first foreign visitor to some of Loikaw’s more remote tribal areas.

Myanmar’s Kengtung: a Mecca of Tribal Diversity

Jay Tindall | April 16, 2013

During my visit to Kengtung, Myanmar, which is located not far from the Golden Triangle – close to Laos, Thailand and China – I discovered true diversity for its own sake, free of any other agenda, political or otherwise.