The wheels of the publishing world turn slowly. So just as we are settling into life here in Bulgaria, BBC Travel Online have published an eassy from Wind&Bones’s very own Will Buckingham about Myanmar. It is a fascinating tale from the tail-end of Myanmar’s military rule, about the logistics of moving 1000 ghosts from the capital city of Naypyidaw.
This piece was a long time in the making, and like all pieces of writing, there was a lot of collaboration behind the scenes, a lot of talking to friends and contacts and scholars. It was great, as we munched on our Bulgarian breakfast pastries this morning, to see the work finally pay off. And although Bulgarian breakfasts are the best in the world, we feel duty bound to say so are Burmese breakfasts. So reading this, we also felt a little pang of nostalgia for our work in Myanmar, and for the pleasures of Burmese tea, and flat noodle salad, or nan bya thouk.
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