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Travel Postcards / 06.10.2012

Undoubtedly, Inle Lake is one of the most enchanting spots in Burma, still full of traditions that hopefully will remain alive although I'm afraid things might change very quickly. Inle Lake is home to the fishermen rowing with one leg wrapped around the oar, a distinctive style very often portrayed in photos of Burma as one...

Travel Postcards / 15.09.2012

Every passionate photographer will tell you that U-Bein bridge is a spot not to miss in Mandalay, especially at sunset. I was not that lucky, though, as the sky was cloudy and the sun could barely appear through the thick layer. The sunset that night was nice, but nothing unforgettable, however, I liked a lot looking at the...

Travel Postcards / 06.09.2012

In Bagan (Burma), the land of the thousands temples, I noticed this wonderfully carved bronze Buddhist bell. Placed in the courtyard giving access to the temple, I guess it was once (maybe still) used to call for the prayer. As it often happens in Burma, I wasn't able to find any reference to the time when it...

Travel Postcards / 23.08.2012

Despite the long and not always comfortable journey, traveling through Burma by bus is a fantastic opportunity to see more of the local life. Along the way, the bus stops a few times for lunch or refreshment breaks, and although the local restaurants are clearly waiting for the tourists, the surrounding life is interesting to see....

Travel Postcards / 15.08.2012

While visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (Burma), I took some time to look at the details of this Buddhist nun's pink robe and its harmonious folds. As I watched it, I couldn't help thinking at the beautiful classic Greek sculptures or the Renaissance paintings with their superb drapes. [pullquote]In Burma, Nuns wear pink robes with a touch of...

Travel Postcards / 11.08.2012

  Dedicated to Princess Hsinbyume, the white pagoda in Mingun stands out from other Burma temples for its peculiar style, making it very different from the other religious buildings. [pullquote]The Hsinbyume Pagoda was one of my favorite Temples in Burma[/pullquote] The architectural design, with its seven terraces shaped like waves, is deeply linked to the Buddhist cosmology, and generated a...

Travel Postcards / 05.08.2012

A favorite spot by Singaporeans for a short break, Bintan island was an unexpected lovely surprise of my Southeast Asia Journey. I had the privilege of being invited to spend a day at the gorgeous Banyan Tree, in what I guess is likely the most beautiful area of Bintan, within a luxuriant greenery. I was staying...