Category Archives: Myanmar

The Shewedagon Pagoda, and all that Glitters.

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> I took Sherwin to see the Shewedagon Pagoda, as he has never seen it before. It was a hot day and the marble floor scorched our bare feet. It is best to get there before noon, but we weren’t … Continue reading

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Myanmar, Day 1

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On our way into Downtown Yangoon/Rangoon I was happy to see the obligatory chicken-truck. As I walked from the bus stop at the famous hotel, I think I saw one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen. Since … Continue reading

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Yangon, Myanmar – or Rangoon, Burma?

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> I guess it depends on your Political preference. Or not. Before we leave transit the Suez (on this blog, anyways) I have to share with you the pictures and stories from this magical land. Half India, half Asia, you … Continue reading

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>Myanmar

> There has been a lot in the news lately about the demonstrations in Yangon, Myanmar. Since the last time I was there in 2001, the government center has moved out of Yangon and there was a noticably more relaxed … Continue reading

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Shewedagon Pagoda – A Myriad of Buddhas

Here it is – The most sacred of all Buddhist sights in the country and one of the wonders of the world, it’s 2500 years old and 98m high. Of course it wasn’t always plated in gold. Around the top … Continue reading

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>Shewedagon Pagoda – A Myriad of Buddhas

>Here it is – The most sacred of all Buddhist sights in the country and one of the wonders of the world, it’s 2500 years old and 98m high. Of course it wasn’t always plated in gold. Around the top … Continue reading

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A Day in Burma

Myanmar, (Burma) was absolutely beautiful. It was totally different from any place we had been so far. So far apart from the Orient, from India or Thailand, it was something completely its own. From the ship we caught glimpses of … Continue reading

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>A Day in Burma

>Myanmar, (Burma) was absolutely beautiful. It was totally different from any place we had been so far. So far apart from the Orient, from India or Thailand, it was something completely its own. From the ship we caught glimpses of … Continue reading

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