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We Must Fight, We Are Dead Men Already!

June 4th, 2007 Comments off

I’m currently in Burma (Myanmar) and I went to see a show in Mandalay that I want to tell you about. The show was performed by The Moustache Brothers, a group of three comedians. Two of them where sent in prison for 5 years for making jokes against the repressive government. (for an history of Burma please read : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar) The show is now held only in English and only one, Lu Maw, speaks English. Many travellers told me the show was disappointing because it was not the strong critic of the political situation they were expected. The thing is, the show is mainly about traditional dancing and music, if you want to talk politics, you have to talk with them after or before the show. Before going I prepared a few questions that I wanted to ask them and Lu Maw answered them all. Here is a resume of what he told me.

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Apres 2 semaines au Myanmar

May 29th, 2007 Comments off

Bonjour les enfants!

Et oui, c’est le temps d’une autre histoire de Mononcle Mathieu en Asie. La première chose qui m’a frappe en arrivant ici, même a l’aéroport, c’est les dents rouges! Plusieurs personne ont la bouche et les dents rouge a cause de tabac a chiquer artisanal qu’ils mâchent. Ils n’avalent pas le truc donc il y a aussi plein de crachat rouge par terre, très jolie et appétissant.

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J’y suis… j’y reste?

May 16th, 2007 Comments off

Salut!

Je suis arrive sains et sauf au Myanmar (Birmanie) ce matin. L’immigration c’est tres bien passe et j’ai facilement trouve un endroit pour dormir. La sante semble aller mieu (pour ceux qui ont lut mon blog en anglais) mais je fais vraiment attention a ce que je bois et je mange.

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Muay Thai & General News

May 14th, 2007 Comments off

While in Thailand why not enjoying the national sport? So I did went to see am evening of Muay Thai! That was quite a night with 8 fights scheduled and one of them was by kids. They were probably 12 years old. Both very eager to win. Two of the fight actually finished by a knock-out, including the last fight witch made a grand final!
Pictures & videos to be uploaded soon.

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De la jungle et de l’internet

May 6th, 2007 Comments off

Bonjour a tous,

Plusieurs KMs dans la jungle mais pas trop d’internet! Ca fait quand meme du bien d’etre moins souvent sur internet. Chaque fois que je suis dans une ville digne de se nom il y a comme une cloche dans ma tete qui dit : INTERNET! Donc m’y voici une fois de plus a uploader des photos et a repondre a tous mes fans. Je suis presentement a Luang Prabang au coeur du Laos et je pars apres demain pour la frontiere Thailandaise. 2 jours de bateau sur le Mekong avec une nuit dans un petit village dans le millieu.

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“Eco” Diving

April 24th, 2007 Comments off

When I was in Cambodia I went diving with a company called EcoDive. In my opinion they were not Eco at all. First they trow the anchor on the coral before every dive. The coral was obviously in a bad shape and at the speed they’re going there won’t be much to see in a few years.

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And 3 Happy New Year!

April 17th, 2007 Comments off

Hello everyone!

Last time I wrote was after my New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, now I just had a New Year party for the Laos new year. I also had a big party for the Vietnam/China New Year on the 18th of febuary who also happend to be my 30th birthday! Yep, I grew older since the last mail and I’m now officially an old fart! But they say that Travelling makes you young (or something along those lines) so I keep young and fit!

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Des temples et Angkor des temples!

April 3rd, 2007 Comments off

Salut!

Je suis a Siem Reap au Cambodge mieu connu sous le nom d’Angkor ou il y a plus de 70 temples a visiter. Le plus impressionnant etant bien sur Angkor Wat qui est sur la liste pour devenir sur la nouvelle liste des 7 merveilles du monde. Personnellement j’ai prefere Bayon un temple plus petit mais qui a plus de personnalite selon moi. Il y a 216 visages sur 54 tours (4 visages par tours) on se sent observe peu importe ou l’on se trouve dans ce temple.

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Where are the bicycles?

March 22nd, 2007 Comments off

In 2002 one of my friends came to South East Asia and said that Vietnam was what we usually expect from Asia. Bicycles and peoples with straw hats everywhere. I just came from Vietnam and now I’m in Cambodia and I can tell you that there isn’t much bicycles left. They all been replaced by motorbikes and scooters.

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Mat The Lobster

March 12th, 2007 Comments off

Hello!

Well since a few day I look like a lobster! Not because I grew pinces but because I was stupid enough to sleep on the deck of a boat without sun’s cream. That all append when I went diving after over a year out of the water.

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