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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Searching for Orwell

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Articles, Curious Travel

Searching for Orwell

A backwater town in Upper Burma was the site for Orwell’s Burmese Days, a book that takes no prisoners KATHA, Burma There are worse travel strategies than to visit places with evocative names. There’s Timbuktu, Congo and Okavango in Africa; and Salvador de Bahia, Darien and Patagonia in Latin America, names which purr with history […]

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Burma’s Generals Hope White Elephants Provide Jumbo Support

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Articles, Curious Travel

Burma’s Generals Hope White Elephants Provide Jumbo Support

Burma’s Generals Hope White Elephants Provide Jumbo Support Trying to restore some of the good vibes that come with rare pale pachyderms RANGOON, Burma Most new national capitals feature monumental architecture, statues to independence heroes, broad boulevards, cultural centers and shopping malls. Burma’s new, deliberately-isolated and rarely-visited capital, Naypyidaw (which means “royal capital” in Burmese), […]

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