Myanmar: Part 2, Bagan

Please share!Mingalabar again from Myanmar! After visiting the Ananda Temple, we moved on to the Shwezigon Pagoda, near Bagan. It is one of Bagan’s oldest, built in the 11th century. Its bell shape became the prototype for later Burmese stupas. A series of terraces decorated with plaques of scenes from the Jatakas, previous lives of Buddha,Read more

Myanmar: Part 1, Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar–Pagodas At Sunset2

Please share!Now that we’ve been home for 10 days, I’ve pretty much recovered from jet lag and it’s time to move on to the rest of our trip. Today let’s travel to Myanmar. It was the least familiar to us–and the biggest surprise. While we enjoyed every place we visited, Myanmar–and especially Inle Lake–was perhaps our favorite. (WonderingRead more

Siem Reap, Cambodia–Part 3

Siem Riep Cambodia–Bayan Buddhas.jpg

Please share!Now to finish up Cambodia. It’s amazing what we can accomplish in a day! Three temple sites in one morning, and our relatively early start meant we were done as the heaviest crowds arrived. The afternoon options included more temples but we’d had enough so opted to go to the markets to see andRead more