Mandalay, a Farewell to Magnificent Myanmar

November 9-11, 2015 In the predawn darkness, the small town streets are just barely starting to move... a few women are sweeping the dust off their doorsteps and several gas light burners from roadside stands are starting to light up the dirt curbs with little oranges glows. We are making our way to the jetty … Continue reading Mandalay, a Farewell to Magnificent Myanmar

Quintessential Burma – Beguiling Bagan, Myanmar

November 5-7, 2015 If there is one place that epitomizes the magical intertwining of exotic aesthetic, historically rich culture and some fantastically infused adventure, Bagan is it. This ancient land is home to approximately 2200 temples and pagodas, mostly built between the the 11th and 13th centuries, and you cannot go very far before another … Continue reading Quintessential Burma – Beguiling Bagan, Myanmar

Life on the Lake – Inle, Myanmar

October 5-6, 2015 It is dusk as we are making our way through the companion town of Nyaung Shwe on our way to Inle Lake, and once we are out of the bustling little town and on the perimeter lake road, darkness has set in, making it difficult to find our lodge, Inle Resort and … Continue reading Life on the Lake – Inle, Myanmar

You Had Me at Hello – Yangon, Myanmar

October 31 - November 2, 2015 First let me just say, after a month alone in India, I'm terribly happy to have some company for the next three weeks. Lochan and I meet at the Bangkok airport and take the quick flight into Yangon together, and driving out of the Yangon airport and into the … Continue reading You Had Me at Hello – Yangon, Myanmar

Prologue – India, Myanmar, Vietnam Oct-Nov 2015

Here we go. Eight weeks, three countries, countless cities, towns, villages, archaic ruins, astonishing monuments, temples, tombs, churches, mosques, sacred spaces, ancient mountain caves, jungle caves, river caves, glacial rivers, holy rivers, river rituals, sunrise rituals, old-world traditions, candle light, flashlight, moonlight, mantras, mandalas, monks, mystics, monasteries, prayer flags, gurus, Himalayan peaks, urban wealth, overcrowding, … Continue reading Prologue – India, Myanmar, Vietnam Oct-Nov 2015