Unexpected trip to Mount Popa

Unexpected trip to Mount Popa

Sharing a taxi to Mount Popa On my last day here in Bagan, I still managed to organize a trip to Mount Popa by a shared taxi. I decided to join together with a German couple which is also interested in this trip. They are chatty, young people and we start to talk comfortably. At […]

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 […]