Guest-posting at my friend Kathleen Caron today – Coconut palm sugar

Have you ever wondered how they make gula melaka or toddy palm sugar. To find out, do go over to my friend Kathleen Caron at “Full of Life: Soul Food” where I’m guest posting.

Earth Hour – What we can learn from Myanmar about switching off

In Myanmar, they’ve been switched off for 50 years. It makes for a slower pace of life and a more crafty approach to manufacturing. Don’t let’s talk about productivity though…    

I’m back… And yes, Myanmar is amazing!

A picture is worth a 1000 words. I have so much to say, I’m just going to surrender and go with the snapshots.  For the more in-depth stuff … wait for the short stories. A river runs through it. The Ayeryawaddy is the lifeline of Myanmar. Starting 1,300 miles up in the Himalayan Range, it runs through Myanmar’s … Continue reading

Anticipating Myanmar –The “before” post

It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited about a trip. The last time I experienced this degree of anticipation was 20 years ago, when my husband brought my two older children and me to Vietnam for our first visit.  I can understand why I was so anxious to see Vietnam. The country … Continue reading

Visiting Myanmar – 5 things not to forget and 3 questions I want to ask

Since the US lifted the embargo on Myanmar last September, it’s become the it destination We’re going there in March and the trip’s been one of the conversation topics at every Chinese New Year visit. As with all newly emerging countries, everyone who’s just gone has tips. Here are the 5 things I’ve been told not to forget  – 1: My … Continue reading