The ruling military junta changed this country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising. The capital, Rangoon, became Yangon. The changes were recognized by the United Nations …
As a cocktail, how do you know when you’ve reached your place in history? Could it be when you’re on the menu of every chain restaurant and a summer drink standard? Maybe it’s when James Bond drinks you on the
After a painfully slow ride during rush hour in the Malaysian metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, my taxi drops me at a nondescript office building. I hope it’s the place I’m looking for. I duck inside the lobby and hit the
The white Russian has been on a roller coaster ride since its inception — climbing to a peak in the ’70s, falling into a steady slump, shooting up to dizzying heights of underground coolness in the late ’90s and lastly
The Lake Toba region of North Sumatra is a place of travelers’ lore. Lake Toba, the largest crater lake on earth, was formed by a climate-changing supervolcanic eruption almost 70,000 years ago. “Discovered” by intrepid hippie backpackers in the 1960s,
March Madness is soon upon us. No, I’m not talking about basketball. I’m referring to the Irish Catholic holiday turned binge-drinking free-for-all, when everyone claims to have connections to the Emerald Isle.