Although we weren’t in Seoul for very long, we found the place stirring enough to warrant a return trip to explore more of the city and the country as a whole.
With such a dynamic society and a future of such uncertainty the appeal of following what goes on in Myanmar is something that will attract more and more global observers let alone the people of a very complex society.
One of the more interesting places we visited while in Myanmar (Burma) was the Golden Rock. The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda rests on top of a granite boulder roughly 7.5 meters in height with a 15 meters circumference thought to be held in place by a hair of the Buddha. The boulder itself has been covered by gold leave applied by Buddhist pilgrims over the years and gleams with a golden glow regardless of the weather conditions.
Riding trains is a different way to explore a country’s interior. It affords the user a steady means to observe both the landscape of a place and the culture of the people. While on our last trip to Myanmar (Burma) […]
Spent a week visiting the ruins of the Angkor Wat complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was the second opportunity for us to see the temples and we felt fortunate to explore more casually and take it all in without feeling rushed.
We had the opportunity to explore both Prambanan and then Borobudur during our stay in central Java in the town of Yogyakarta. In terms of splendor the Hindu temples of Prambanan are some of the most gorgeous temples complexes we’ve ever seen. […]
As mentioned in the previous post about Papua, there’s a lot to be dismayed about the current situation and possibly the future of the unique culture of the island. And yet beneath the surface there’s a lot of positive things […]
When you cross over the Wamena Mountain Ranges of West Papua you feel like you’re entering another place in time. As the plane makes a sharp bank to the left you feel the need to press one’s face to the window […]
In 1937, Palanisamy Kumeran* traveled across the Bay of Bengal from Southern India to Penang to work on one of the many rubber** plantations to be found on the Malay peninsula. Palanisamy had planned on staying long enough until he had […]