My sights are set on the horizons – journey with me through nascent suburbs and revisit stories from dusty alleyways of cities that have captured my heart.
Straight from my travel journal…
Throwback to the day Myanmar elected Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The international community had high hopes for the Nobel Peace Prize Winner but a couple of years later, the NLD is singing a different tune.
Thirty two million eligible voters will choose their preferred candidates today in Myanmar’s most hotly contested general elections in two and half decades. At 6am local time, the gates of a polling station in Bahan township, Yangon, welcomed its first voters of the day, who were visibly excited to cast their vote.
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.
During my stay, three Bengalis tell me “Bangladesh is a country where you don’t want to come, but once you do, you don’t want to leave…”
High end street wear labels have come to represent the value of our existence. In Cambodia, the side carts and overcrowded markets proudly boast the freshest streetwear trend of the day. The ubiquity of street wear replicas draped on street kids in Phnom Penh gives ‘streetwear’ a whole new meaning.
If money could talk, the coins and currencies in North Korea’s Special Economic Zones would testify to the potential for change in the world’s most reclusive nation.
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.