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) […]
It’s hard to identify what factors are at play when you’re talking about how a people or a city changes in a short amount of time. The waves of economic changes are a constant pressure on a city whereas the nuances of cultural differences are sometimes subtle and hard to identify if you’re not sensitive to them.