Fyllis Hockman


Myanmar: The People, Part 2

It was such a serendipitous meeting. While strolling the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist shrine, we stopped to talk to a monk. A very chatty fellow of 51, and a monk for over 25 years, he was very eager…

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Montana: Wildlife & Scenery

Montana may not exactly qualify as a safari destination, but it is with some justification it’s been called “America’s Serengeti,” after the Tanzania plains region famous for its wildlife migrations. After all, Montana has more wildlife and fewer people than…

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Utah: Breathtaking Beauty

Driving along a winding, narrow cliff, a 1300-foot drop on the driver’s side, I clung to my heart, with the rest of me halfway out the passenger-side window. Hiking slick rock at seemingly a 90-degree angle, I came to a…

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Edinburgh: Mary King’s Close

The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the Bubonic Plague has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the city’s population. The area hardest hit: Mary King’s Close on High Street, a busy thoroughfare and…

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