Category: Myanmar

  • Inle Lake

    Inle Lake

    While we did find some very special, and often unique, temples and ruins in Myanmar, Inle Lake opened up a new Myanmar for us, expanding our experience and really making our trip. We could have flown to Inle Lake from Bagan, but we wanted to see the countryside and experience some local “culture”, so we…

  • The Land of Golden Buddhas, Temples, and Pagodas

    The Land of Golden Buddhas, Temples, and Pagodas

    If you are a fan of pagodas, Buddhas, temples and monasteries, you’ll love Myanmar — there are probably more religious buildings In Myanmar than there are Starbucks in the world. But Myanmar was a bit of a letdown for me. We had already spent two months in Southeast Asia and seen and explored hundreds of…

  • On the Ground in Myanmar

    On the Ground in Myanmar

    After 50 years of a military dictatorship that isolated Myanmar from the world, Nobel Peace Prize-winning opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won a clear majority in last November’s elections. Even though the new party had not yet taken power, the people we talked to were very open and excited (although still justifiably cynical) about…