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Mick Shippen is a freelance writer currently based in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. His travel articles have been widely published. With a strong interest in local arts Mick is currently fulfilling a commission for a book that will document the life and work of the traditional village potters in Southeast Asia.

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Rickshaw drivers lay in wait for customers.

Market Values in Pyinmana

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The author visits Central Myanmar, where the road to Mandalay moves forward with a rhythm that is far from poetic...

Destinations: Burma
Topics: People | Animals
As the wheel turns, the clay seems to become liquid, flowing gracefully between Krishnan’s fingers.

If you want to make a good curry…

Mick Shippen - mshippen [875]

... you must use an earthenware cooking pot made in the traditional way. Or so I am told by Krishnan, one of three Indian potters that line the road of Baru Dua, Jalan Klang.

Destinations: Malaysia
Topics: Food

Baja Tracks in the Jungle

Mick Shippen - mshippen [875]

We just had to pull over for a breather and a much-needed stretch but there was no level ground in sight. It wasn't really possible to stop moving at all, even for a split second - at least not...

Destinations: Thailand | Chiang Mai
Topics: Travel | Adventure
Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In a City Jungle

Mick Shippen - mshippen [875]

Hidden away in a quite corner of Malaysia's continually urbanizing Klang Valley lies Rimba Ilmu - the 'Forest of Knowledge'. A mere stones throw from the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur's very own...

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
Topics: National Parks
The narrow path rubbed into the banks of the Sittaung River acts as an important trade route for villagers from Swar Yarma.

Swar Yarma, Central Myanmar

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A story told with photos.

Destinations: Burma | Yangon
Topics: Travel | People

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Northern delights - in search of Kao Soi
Going with the Flow in Central Myanmar
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