Archive for September 13th, 2006

  • Go back to the post immediately before this one about the roadside traders in northwestern Laos. Follow that road north, cross the border  at Boten-Mohan and keep going until you reach […]

    The end of the road?

    Go back to the post immediately before this one about the roadside traders in northwestern Laos. Follow that road north, cross the border  at Boten-Mohan and keep going until you reach […]

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  • Here is a fantastic image from Panpilai Kitsudsaeng, a PhD scholar here at the ANU. Panpilai writes: Khamu women and girls selling bamboo shoots along the newly improved road from Houayxai to Luangnamtha  […]

    On the road to development?

    Here is a fantastic image from Panpilai Kitsudsaeng, a PhD scholar here at the ANU. Panpilai writes: Khamu women and girls selling bamboo shoots along the newly improved road from Houayxai to Luangnamtha  […]

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  • Recently, while in northern Burma, I heard stories of cyclical rat plagues that lead to the migration of hundreds of villages from affected areas.  Plagues in the 1970s are still fresh […]

    Bamboo and Rats and Famine

    Recently, while in northern Burma, I heard stories of cyclical rat plagues that lead to the migration of hundreds of villages from affected areas.  Plagues in the 1970s are still fresh […]

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  • The Nation, following coverage in The Irrawaddy, is reporting that the influence of a renowned Burmese astrologer has spread beyond the top echelons of the dictatorship.  Many of the Burmese Generals, and […]

    Thaksin, Phone Home

    The Nation, following coverage in The Irrawaddy, is reporting that the influence of a renowned Burmese astrologer has spread beyond the top echelons of the dictatorship.  Many of the Burmese Generals, and […]

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