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Thirty Seconds in Myanmar – En Route to the Bus Stop

Nov 27 2016

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It seemed like seconds after we were whisked into Myanmar with no passport and no gear for passport photos, we were sitting, packs in hand, in the back of our private truck. Basking in the glory of not having to be on that truck. The highlight of the video is that awesome guy on the cell phone. Of note is the conversation about being late for the bus to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kengtung, Kyaingtong, Chiang Tung, Cheingtung, or Kengtong.

Mo and I had a mindset to do everything as cheap as possible. I believe this irked our fellow, f-bomb dropping traveller whom Mo had told does not factor into the decision process. The harsh logic, part of a constant mind game to sell you on some ridiculous bullshit. Possibly his best quality. We definitely would have bitched about needing to take a private truck.

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A Bread Flippin’ Good Time

Oct 09 2014

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In the well-travelled city of Mandalay, these guys are famous for their street side chapatis and curry. Well deserved bread flipping effects are noticeable. Can you hear them?

Stop 1 on the motorcycle tour up to Hsipaw in Shan territory. The food in Myanmar is some of the best I’ve had whilst travelling. I would say better than Thai food upon first experience. Since going back to Thailand, I’ve come to embrace their cuisine more but who knows what I’d find in Burma on a return visit.

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No Banana for You

Oct 04 2014

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Travellers from Thailand always want the damn chocolate banana crepes. These were much better. All curry, greasy, eggy goodness. What more could you want, besides a camera operator that knows how to use the manual focus.

Kengtung was our first stop on our overland travel from Chiangmai in Thailand to Mongla in Special Region 4.

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Doconut

May 22 2014

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What’s the name of that one cartoon character that loves doughnuts? He always goes on about how good they are by exclaiming a series of ms. That guy would have loved these. The sweetness is overpowering but I’m starting to get a handle on sugar filled pastries. Such a more intense hit than the hidden sugar molecules found in western treats.
Below is an exerpt from a conversation I heard:
“Fuck it. Let’s just put in a bunch of raw sugar.”
“Should we mix it in?”
“Nope. Just put it in there to cover the dried shaved coconut.”

But man oh man did they ever do it with love for such vulgar dudes. Myanmar is a magical place.

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Burmese Blunts

May 15 2014

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The cheroot, possibly the greatest name for a smokable substance perhaps second to the bidi. A permanent fixture in Myanmar. The Myanma men seem to prefer cigarettes over cheroots but search around the internet and you’ll see badass pictures of older women putting Snoop Dogg to shame with these lovely creations. The factory precision of this woman is shocking. The smoke itself is surprisingly flavourful and a little sweet. It consists of leaf and woody bits from the root of the plant. Apparently it’s used to freshen the mouth…not surprising in a country of dental disaster due to the glorious betel nut.

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Burmese Noodles

May 09 2014

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Well well well…these days this site should be called ABaum’s Glorious SetSubSet Wonderland Supreme. I’m bringing viruses and everything all up in here with some hits from videos that take 2 years to get noticed. What’s it like to be an internet sensation? Well it’s been nice but that’s over now. Now that it’s over, we can focus on what’s real. Also maybe I’ll actually make posts. Here’s one from Mandalay.

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