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January 2020 Blogs

Exploring Mawlamyine, Myanmar Myanmar

Exploring Mawlamyine, Myanmar

(Jan 29-31, 2020) After 4 days in Hpa-an, it was time to pack-up again and venture out. When I heard that there is a pleasant boat ride from Hpa-an to Mawlamyine, my next destination was penciled-in. What's in Mawlamyine? I don't know, but I am giving it 4 days to find out.....more »»

4 Days in Hpa-an, Myanmar Myanmar

4 Days in Hpa-an, Myanmar

(Jan 25-28, 2020) Hpa-an was along the way en route to Yangon, my final destination. Since I didn't get enough days on my visa to complete my Satipatthana meditation in Yangon, I thought I'd just explore the nearby areas in Southern Myanmar. Hpa-an was not to be missed.....more »»

Exploring Myawaddy, Myanmar Myanmar

Exploring Myawaddy, Myanmar

(Jan 23-25, 2020) Crossing into Myanmar from Mae Sot, Thailand, brings you into Myawaddy. No one really stays here, but since I'm here with time to kill, I might as well explore for 2 nights and see what it's all about.....more »»

Mae Sot (Thailand) - Myawaddy (Myanmar) Border Crossing traveling

Mae Sot (Thailand) - Myawaddy (Myanmar) Border Crossing

(Jan 23, 2020) There are many misleading information online about the border crossing from Mae Sot to Myawaddy. Some because the information is too old, some because Immigration practice has been inconsistent and some because the information is only partial. I had to be ready for the worst.....more »»

Goodbye Chiang Mai Thailand

Goodbye Chiang Mai

(Jan 23, 2020) I thought Chiang Mai would be a perpetual honeymoon - a roof over my head, change in my pocket, food in my tummy, time for my yoga practice, and a peoplescape to immerse my life into. But many signs on the wall give a compelling narrative. Time to pack -up and see what lies ahead.....more »»

Movie Review: Underwater (2020) movies

Movie Review: Underwater (2020)

(Jan 19, 2020) It's an Aliens-type movie thriller set in the bowels of the Marianas Trench featuring the Vampire trilogy love-interest, Kristen Stewart. A mining operations is under attack by a creature from the bottom of the sea and it's a race for the crew to survive the pressure and the monster.....more »»

Prasnopanishad: Understanding Prana yoga

Prasnopanishad: Understanding Prana

(Jan 17, 2020) Prasnopanishad is one of the 10 major sections of the Upanishads that talk about prana where the teacher and the students are engaged in an enquiry into the nature of the universe.....more »»

Hiking the Monk's Trail mountaineering

Hiking the Monk's Trail

(Jan 15, 2020) The most doable and most popular hike in Chiang Mai is the Monk's Trail, starting from the outskirt of the city, up the mountain path, into Wat Pha Lat. I had to do this before I finally leave Chiang Mai.....more »»

Chaturanga verbatim

Chaturanga

(Jan 10, 2020) It was full house at yoga in the park. With the teacher's clearly articulated cueing, we were on a meditative vinyasa until he uttered those famous lines that got me chuckling all the way to Savasana.....more »»

You Spooned Me verbatim

You Spooned Me

(Jan 3, 2020) I introduced myself to a lady in the park after the yoga class. She said, 'We've already met. You spooned me.'....more »»

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