In Yangon people will ask if you have been to Shwedagon. It is, apparently, the thing you simply must do while in Yangon. The elegant Shwedagon Pagoda is Yangon’s most famous landmark. It is a massive 110 meter high gold-plated pagoda with a diamond studded spire that sets on top of a small hill in downtown Yangon. Shwedagon dominates the area and is visible from much of the city.
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Myanmar, finally, I was in Myanmar. It is not a common destination yet it has always intrigued me. Few Americans travel here. Squeezed in between Thailand and India, Myanmar has, until recently, been one of the most isolated and repressed countries on Earth. With trade sanctions lifted and a new democratically elected government in power, Myanmar is preparing for an onslaught of tourists. I wanted to visit Myanmar before the locals became jaded by tourism and money.
The Faces of Bangkok’s Chinatown
It is a moment in time. Somewhere, somehow, we all experience it, sensory overload. Sometimes painful, and sometimes bliss, these […]
Bridge Over the River Kwai
My body, once sweaty from the tropical heat and humidity shivers in the freezing cold Air conditioning. Riding backwards staring […]
Giant’s & Friends in Northern Ireland
Over the past ten months Laurie and I have traveled to seventeen countries on three continents. We have experienced the stories, the pain, […]
Signal Tower – Glencolumbkille, Ireland
Ireland has always called to me. As long as I can remember there has seemed something magical about Ireland. A lifetime […]
Our travel to Saigon from Bangkok went smoothly. The walk from our friends condo at Waterford Rama IV to the Phra […]