Beauty in the most unlikely of places

In April 2017, I ventured into the DPRK with a desire to experience its beauty. Read about the sights and tastes that paints an alternate picture of the north.

Myanmar's northern state

The problematic path to democracy in Arakan

The National League for Democracy (NLD) may be celebrating their landslide victory in the November 8 general elections, but in Sittwe, Arakan, the name Aung San Suu Kyi is unpopular. The popular vote in Arakan, formerly Rakhine state, went to the Arakan National Party (ANP)- with 45 seats secured in the western state of Myanmar. …

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Tourists defy govt travel warnings

First published in Bangkok Post. In mob territory, amid the colourful attire of street protesters, galleries of local food and the energetic blasts of whistles, there are no shortages of tourists and Bangkok remains open for travel. Marcel and Sarah pose for a photo at Siam Square. They are confident the area, occupied by anti-government …

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