Read my travel essay "A Visit to Myitkyina" in Setopati.
Interesting note: Himal South Asia published an abridged version of this
essay on October 2011. A day after it appeared online, Burma cancelled
the dam contract with China and for the first time since the death of
Bogyoke Aung San took the side of the Kachins, with which the state of
Myanmar had been at intermittent war for almost 65 years.