Agra, India–Taj Mahal

At The Taj Mahal 2

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterWe left Yangon, Myanmar, and flew to Agra, India to see the Taj Mahal—but not without seeing one more pagoda! Rest easy, dear friends, I am not going to subject you to more pagoda pictures. Even though the Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar’s largest, it isn’t that different in style from Shwezigon in Bagan. (If youRead more

Myanmar, Part 5: Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar–Inn Dein Pagodas2

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterI hope you aren’t tired of Myanmar and Inle Lake yet, because we had another amazing day here. Plus you’ve had few days to recover from Myanmar overload! As we arrived at the main hotel building, we received a special good morning greeting from the Butterfly Lovers, a Burmese Romeo and Juliet. Aren’t they gorgeous? I’ve beenRead more

Myanmar, Part 4: Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar–Na Phe Chaung Monastery Buddha

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterLet’s continue our visit to Myanmar’s lovely Inle Lake. As our longboats pulled into ourhotel dock, we had a very special welcoming committee. These adorable children dressed in colorful outfits greeted us with choruses of “Mingalabar!” and showers of rose petals. Turns out the children are from a nearby orphanage which Don visited duringRead more

Myanmar, Part 3: Bagan to Inle Lake

Myanmar–Inle Lake–Leg Rower Fishing

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterToday we left Bagan and headed to a very different part of Myanmar, Inle Lake. Here are a few last views of the hotel grounds and pagoda landscape. isn’t it lovely and serene? We all would have liked to stay and relax at this peaceful resort. However, off we went to the next adventure. As usualRead more

Myanmar: Part 2, Bagan

Share this…emailFacebookPinterestTwitterMingalabar 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