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Travel Postcards / 28.11.2012

With their bright-colored headscarves, Pa-O (or Pa-Oh) women are easy to spot at one of the many markets taking place every day in a different spot around Inle Lake, one of the highlights of Burma. [pullquote]With their heads covered by bright orange or red headscarves, beautifully arranged, Pa-O women are an unexpected touch of color.[/pullquote] They sell...

Travel Postcards / 06.11.2012

Yangon, the former capital of Burma until the military regime decided to move it to Naypyidaw, is anything but what I would call a beautiful city. All in all, one of the few things which attracted me in Yangon where a few images of urban decay Polluted, chaotic, noisy, dirty and mostly crumbling, Yangon however offers a few...

Travel Postcards / 04.11.2012

Bagan established itself as the main center for the art of lacquerware in Burma Originated in China more than 3,000 years ago, the art of lacquerware spread to most countries in Southeast Asia as well as in Japan. In Burma, it is one of the most diffused handicrafts and the art of lacquerware is still practiced according...

Travel Postcards / 02.11.2012

When the sun starts setting down in Siladen, a small island in Northern Sulawesi, the little village bursts of life. Men play cards or other games, women are often busy doing their laundry, and kids play along the beach. One of their favorite spots is the pier, where they run up and down and once...

Travel Postcards / 22.10.2012

There's more than the thousands temples in Bagan, the city whose immense archaeological area has become the symbol of Burma. The temples are so widespread, and the heat is so oppressing, that after a first attempt of visiting them riding a bike I opted for a horse-cart. I was fascinated by the rural life in Bagan. And...