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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...

Travel Postcards / 01.08.2012

Besides visiting the brand new Marina Bay, with its imposing architecture, downtown Singapore and the world-renowned Orchard Road, an area you shouldn't miss in the Southeast Asia city-state is Little India. Unlike Kuala Lumpur, where nothing really impressed me apart from the deafening noise of the music at full volume, Little India in Singapore is quiet...