Mobile Usage in Myanmar: Infographic

All of the development occurring in Myanmar amazes me– especially what is happening in the telecom industry. Just in the last several years mobile usage in Myanmar has increased tremendously. Hopefully this trend will continue as the government moves forward. Embed This Infographic On Your Site Please include attribution to laurencebradford.com with this graphic. Links

Song Saa Private Island

In the 1990s, many foreigners would have not imagined visiting conflict-stricken Cambodia, especially for a beach vacation. Fast forward to 2012 – and 3.5 million international visitors made way to the Southeast Asian country. The future appears even brighter: For 2013, government officials predict arrivals will reach 4 million. When Cambodia’s tourism industry began to

Website Learning - Resume Example

I have been tediously trying to teach myself web design, programming languages, Illustrator, etc. over the last week. It will be a continuing effort. As a result, the frequency of my blog posts will most likely decline over the next few weeks. Thank you for your understanding 🙂 The image included showcases my work thus

Young boy affected by human trafficking in Cambodia

To many of those in industrialized, Western economies it may seem like slavery has been long abolished. In reality it is a thriving multibillion dollar industry. While it is difficult to compile accurate data, the UN estimates that there are 27 to 30 million men, women and children enslaved–more than the population of Texas. It

Cebu City, Philippines

Retiring in Southeast Asia has become a viable option for Westerners hitting the 50 plus age bracket. In 2010, the New York Times estimated approximately 100,000 people retired to Asia from other countries. While nations in the region differ, most have specific locations that are attracting those seeking a more unconventional path to old age. Southeast Asia

Market in Hoi An, Vietnam

I have been trying to teach myself how to create infographics, which can be difficult without a Mac. And without any Photoshop or design software. Nonetheless I managed. After trying and failing using PowerPoint (yes, to create an infographic) I found an awesome site that helps one generate an infographic– easel.ly. Hopefully this is the

Vietnamese refugee boy, US bound

For generations born after the Vietnam War (1954-75), the dominant source of information about that war comes from popular culture. There are novels, music, TV shows and movies all depicting some part of the war. In fact, there is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to Vietnam War movies, featuring 137 different titles. The problem is that whether

DMZ Hue

The fact that Vietnamese people refer to the infamous decade long “Vietnam War” as the “American War” never occurred to me until I was in Vietnam. It makes sense, of course, that a war causing so much destruction in Vietnam by Americans would be called the “American War.” The part that awed me was that

Luang phabang

The small landlocked ASEAN nation of Laos is increasingly becoming popular with travelers. International arrivals in Laos soared 22 per cent in 2012, hitting a record 3.3 million visitors. Previously, the Laos National Tourism Administration (LNTA) predicted 2012 figures would only reach 2.3 million. Thus reality proved better than expected. LNTA has attributed several reasons