Julie L. Kessler

Anuradhapura’s third century Jetavanarama Dogoba, once the world’s third tallest building. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The resounding rebirth of Sri Lanka

This mango-shaped island nation has become South Asia’s symbol of rebirth, going…

Anuradhapura’s third century Jetavanarama Dogoba, once the world’s third tallest building. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
One of Inle Lake’s many lone fisherman balancing with a long pole on his narrow boat as he maneuvers his net. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The ins and outs of Burma’s Inle Lake

Burma’s eastern Shan state is home to more than 35 of the…

One of Inle Lake’s many lone fisherman balancing with a long pole on his narrow boat as he maneuvers his net. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Conical hatted farmers toil in fields just a few minutes from the Irrawaddy’s edge. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rediscovering The Road to Mandalay: Cruising the Irrawaddy River

Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell wrote extensively of Burma’s colonial…

Conical hatted farmers toil in fields just a few minutes from the Irrawaddy’s edge. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)