Apart from many bicycle rides in very exotic locations I have done a lot of motorbike riding on many different types of motorcycles, from a small Honda Wave to offroad dirt-bikes to large motorcyles.
I'm interested in colonial history and have spent a considerable time in India; but also been to Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, the United States, France and a few other countries. I'm also interested Buddhism and Hinduism; as reflected in the temples of Angkor Wat.
On one of the Bagan temples.
Myanmar is actually a country with many different ethnic groups: in the central area the Bamar (the majority), in the east the Shan, in the North the Kachin, the Karen in the South-east and so on. Though a few opposition groups still prefer to use "Burma"; my experience is that the majority of inhabitants prefer the name "Myanmar". Also to call the country Burma would imply that minority groups are irrelevant.
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