30 things I learnt in Southeast Asia

1. Don't underestimate how much you can fit on a moped. … Or a push bike. … Or any vehicle for that matter. 2. Wear a piece of elastic under your chin to stop your hat from blowing away. 3. Be enterprising: you can set up a business anywhere. 4. Fix things. 5. If you…

Circles of Familiarity

Busy cities can be daunting places and Yangon, or Rangoon as it was formally known, is one busy place. You can't contemplate it all at once. It's busy. It's boiling. It's dangerously unkept. It's absolutely filthy. We're talking crows eating dead rats on the upturned, broken pavements here. We're talking low hanging signs everywhere that…