Tag Archives: Buddhism

The temples of Bagan

After the kings of ancient Bagan converted to Buddhism they began a frenzy of temple building from the 11th to 13th century, constructing over 3000 stupas, chedis, and temples in that time before the city was apparently abandoned because of … Continue reading

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A quick update – dateline Yangon

To repeat a Kipling quote from my last post, This is Burma, and it is quite unlike any place you know about I am in Yangon now, where the Internet is slightly above snail pace, so time for an update … Continue reading

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A sea of saffron and white

Yesterday I was dragged out of bed at 0 dark hundred, in other words w-a-a-a-y before dawn, to go downtown to CentralWorld mall where there was to be an alms giving to 10,000 monks. Normally the monks go around their … Continue reading

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A walk through Vientiane

I’ve always felt that the best way to really experience a new city is to get out and walk around it, as when you rush around in a tour bus or taxi in air-conditioned comfort, or even in a tuk-tuk … Continue reading

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