Susan R. Kirshenbaum

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Visual Highlights of Myanmar

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WHERE AND WHEN

Ending the year and starting the next with the most exotic and best trip of my life was a great way to bring one year to a close and start the next. Only complaint is that with so much fresh stimulation it's been tough to get back on track with my art making and blogging. Here's my travel itinerary and the slideshow below - a sampling of images from the several thousand I shot - sort of follows our itinerary.  We planned our own trip (my travel partner is my husband) and it worked out incredibly well. The winter holidays are an ideal time to head to South East Asia to escape from them (that's my preference), and for the driest, coolest weather. It was hard to come back to US politics. All around the world people are wondering what we Americans are up to. In Burma, folks loved Obama. 

December 18 - 20 - Yangon (used to be called Rangoon)

December 21 - 23 - Mandalay

December 24 - 27 - Bagan

December 28, 29 - Pindaya

December 30 - Inle Lake

December 31 - January 3 - Ngapali (a beach town on the Bay of Bengal)

January 5, 6 - Yangon

A few highly recommended books I read on the trip are Myanmar Lonely Planet, Burmese Days, The Piano Tuner