Snakes are a fact of life in Myanmar (Burma). There are more than 150 species of snakes in the country, and 40 of those are venomous. While King Cobras and Vipers are common, the most well-known snake of Myanmar is the Burmese python.
This is the time of year when the week of Thanksgiving truly eases us from fall into winter. Thanksgiving this year is on November 24, 2016, on the fourth Thursday in November. It's a day of gratitude and giving thanks for Americans, and coincides with the changing of the seasons from autumn to winter.
A few months ago, I was driving home along the waterfront in the San Francisco Bay Area, and looked up to see a huge moon glistening over the water. The impressive sight happened to be a supermoon or a mega moon, which happens when a full moon is closest to Earth.
I think it was while visiting a friend in Bombay in 1988, on a city train at the heart of rush hour, that I realized how much I love to travel. This was only my second time in India and I was unused to the sheer volume of people everywhere, millions it seemed, walking, [...]