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MYANMAR / 01.06.2014

Thousands people, like small ants, take every day the ferry connecting Yangon with Dala Township,  most of them vendors, crossing the river to sell their goods. They arrive at the jetty with baskets and trays, their faces tired, wrinkled by the sun and the hard work. Once aboard, they sit on one of the many colourful...

MYANMAR / 09.11.2013

Smiling kids, women at the market or working in the fields, craftsmen making lacquerware objects, monks in the streets and the temples: the people of Burma are usually gentle, often shy, still rooted to their traditions although rapidly changing, perhaps not for the better.They live in difficult conditions and often they  work very hard, included the...

MYANMAR / 10.03.2013

A few places are as fascinating as a Burmese market, with its bustling traditional life.Markets are ubiquitous in Burma but the ones taking place at Inle Lake are likely among the most interesting to spot the locals attending their daily business and people from different ethnic groups, coming down from their villages to sell their...

MYANMAR / 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...

MYANMAR / 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...

MYANMAR / 08.08.2012

Thanks to the new political course, Burma has become an increasingly popular destination. Many - included me - consider that this is the time to visit as the country is rapidly changing. However, there are 7 tips to prepare your trip to Burma.1. Myanmar is expensive Not in absolute terms, of course. But compared to other Southeast...