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The Yazidis of Lalish, Iraqi Kurdistan

This interesting little area I visited is home of the Yazidi faith in the Nineveh province of Northwestern Iraq. I had the privilege of living and teaching in the Kurdish region of Iraq two years ago. Before the beginning of ISIS and the reign of terror they hold over the world and this gorgeous country…

Bagan, Myanmar

There is a saying within Myanmar that goes โ€œIf you are really from Myanmar, you must have been to Bagan.โ€ Considered by many to be the equivalent of Angkor Wat, Bagan is, in many ways, the jewel of Myanmar. It is the former capital of the Bagan (or Pagan) Kingdom, which ruled from the 9th…

Kalaw, Myanmar

The small mountain village of Kalaw is a jumping off point for the various hikes either to Inle Lake or simply around the beautiful surrounding countryside. Originally established as a hill-station for the English, during their colonization of the country you will find the climate to be a refreshing escape from the blazing humid heat…