Myanmar

On the move to Mandalay

On the move to Mandalay

All flight information in Burmese After 2 days of wandering around in Yangon, I decided to move to Mandalay. The flight went smoothly. But it could have turned out different. The boarding gate displays nothing; when a plane leaves, someone with a sign walks through the hall, with all flight information in Burmese, of course. […]

Buddhist Initiation at Shwedagon

Buddhist Initiation at Shwedagon

Visiting the Shwedagon pilgrimage site Today in the afternoon I visited the Shwedagon pagoda where I got an unexpected Buddhist initiation. This is the most important temple in Myanmar. It contains one large stupa covered with gold leaves, and around it, you have numerous other temples and shrines. The complex is a representative pilgrimage site for […]

First Impressions of Myanmar

First Impressions of Myanmar

Lots of malfunctions in Yangon More specifically I am talking about my initial encounters in Yangon in Myanmar. It is even worse here than expected. Dilapidated streets, parts of the road have been broken up, and not replaced. Apartment blocks where the paint is peeling of. Moreover, the electrical power supply malfunctions on a very regular […]