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Jessica Beaton
Travel Writer, media addict, foodie and yogie.


Blog Entries by Jessica Beaton

Myanmar's Forgotten People: Traveling Through Chin State

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 7:00 AM

"We work with 39 villages in the southern Chin state," explains Aung Khant, program manger at Solidarités International. "Of the 39 villages, we can access two by car and 10 by motorbike. We must hike to get to the remaining 27."

Solidarités International is one of the few...

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Yangon's Musmeah Yeshua, Myanmar's Last Synagogue

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 7:50 AM

Rounding the corner of 26th Street in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, one of the last things you expect to see tucked in besides Indian-run paint and hardware shops and Muslim trader stalls is the 117-year-old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. Built in 1896 to replace an earlier building erected in 1854, the synagogue...

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