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Willie Weir : February 7th, 2013

Sounds from the Road #17-20

Since 1994 I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to KUOW’s Weekday while on the road via commentaries and interviews. For our latest trip, I sent in 24 sound clips that aired on the shows “sound of the day” segment. Here are clips 17-20.

Roadside Music Medley id=”audioplayer1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”290″> What kind of music do people [...]

Willie Weir : February 5th, 2013

Sounds from the Road #13-16

Since 1994 I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to KUOW’s Weekday while on the road via commentaries and interviews. For our latest trip, I sent in 24 sound clips that aired on the shows “sound of the day” segment. Here are clips 13-16.

Tar Barrels Boiling, Mt Popa, Myanmar id=”audioplayer1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”290″> Road work in [...]

Willie Weir : February 3rd, 2013

Sounds from the Road #9-12

Since 1994 I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to KUOW’s Weekday while on the road via commentaries and interviews. For our latest trip, I sent in 24 sound clips that aired on the shows “sound of the day” segment. Here are clips 9-12.

Water buffalo, Shwebo, Myanmar id=”audioplayer1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”290″> In the heat of the [...]

Willie Weir : February 1st, 2013

Sounds from the Road #5-8

Since 1994 I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to KUOW’s Weekday while on the road via commentaries and interviews. For our latest trip, I sent in 24 sound clips that aired on the shows “sound of the day” segment. Here are clips 5-8.

White Wedding, Myanmar style id=”audioplayer1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”290″> Travel is all about experiencing [...]

Willie Weir : January 7th, 2013

More Myanmar Travel Tips

A reader who is heading off soon to bike in Myanmar asked us some questions. So here is some more info to add to our Myanmar Cycling/Travel Tips.

In general, are there any routes you really recommend? Or any that we should steer clear of? 

You won’t be disappointed in getting to both Bagan [...]

Willie Weir : January 1st, 2013

Photos of the Day — Dec 29

Coconut, the fuel for sweaty cyclists! The giant green orbs piled on the side of the road are a welcome sight in the heat of the day. We need fuel, and a fresh coconut water is packed with electrolytes and the meat is pure, healthy fats. Beats Gatorade and Snickers by a long shot. -k.

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Willie Weir : December 27th, 2012

Tips for cycling/traveling in Myanmar

Myanmar is in the news. It is ranked as one of the top five travel destinations by several major publications. President Obama became the first US president to visit while in office. Makes you want to take a bike trip there, doesn’t it?

We did. We toured Myanmar (Burma) from October 21 – [...]

Willie Weir : November 19th, 2012

Photos of the Day — Nov 19

By good luck and happenstance we are staying a short walk away from the motorcade route from the Yangon airport to the sites President Obama and Hilary Clinton will visit. With a tip from the policemen, we arrive in the morning and join the crowd lining the street as far as the eye could see. [...]

Willie Weir : November 18th, 2012

Photos of the Day — Nov 18

Capitalism at work on the streets on Yangon as entrepreneurs quickly embrace the excitement of Obama’s pending visit. I turned this t-shirt on the sidewalk by Bogyoke Market towards the light, only to reveal the begger sitting on the sidewalk just beyond. The great hope and great hardship side-by-side. It’s a hard life in Myanmar [...]

Willie Weir : November 17th, 2012

Photos of the Day — Nov 17

All that glitters is not gold. Shwedagon Paya in Yangon is revered as the most holy site in Myanmar and so naturally we headed there our first evening in the city. It certainly rivals the great cathedrals of Europe and it’s a great privilege to be able to visit the site that many of the [...]