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Burma Tag

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...

Adventure / 31.07.2012

My Southeast Asia journey is coming to an end and while I’m enjoying the last days relaxing in Pulau Perhentian, a cool island in North-Eastern Malaysia, I started thinking over the experiences of the last few weeks. [caption id="attachment_10192" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Life is cool at Perhentian Island[/caption] There have been highs and there have been lows. Moments...

Adventure / 20.07.2012

I wanted to give Southeast Asia another chance. I wanted it badly. This is also why I chose to visit Myanmar. I thought that a country that was isolated for so many years, keeping much of its history and traditions, would gain my heart. But it didn’t happen. [caption id="attachment_10137" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Three Buddhist Monks[/caption] People in Myanmar are...