After announcing high-profile gas-fired power projects earlier this year, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy is now focusing on a string of hydropower dams – most with Western developers – to meet Myanmar’s growing energy needs.
For the third installment in our travel series focused on wild swimming spots, we venture into the Ayeyarwady Delta to discover floating villages, river islands and a “beach” that comes to life at festival time.
On the night of the World Cup final, while reporting in Mandalay, I suddenly discovered a passionate, unflappable devotion to France. This happened shortly after being invited to watch the match by three backpacker girls from Paris.

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