Jeff Koyen is a freelance writer currently researching a book about the impact of global tourism on the cultures and economies of local populations. Which is to say he recently went backpacking through Asia and Eastern Europe for one year. He is the former editor-in-chief of New York Press who gained brief notoriety for publishing a nasty but funny piece about a dying Pope John Paul II.

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The Israeli Asshole

In Nyaung Shwe, a tiny town in the middle of Myanmar, my native guide Chris…