Posts Tagged ‘temples’

Chillin’ in Bagan

Shwezigon Temple

Shwezigon Temple

May 1, 2008

No night bars, no cafes, no cable tv, no malls, no dating scene” how do you exactly ‘chill’ in Bagan? (read more here)

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This is (NOT) really about Aung San Suu Kyi but….

Buddha images at Shwedagon

Buddha images at Shwedagon

April 30, 2008
Myanmar

It’s difficult not to be political about Myanmar. Not when the whole time I was there, I can’t access the internet nor avail of international publications (except for the Singapore Straits Times. which I’m sorry to say isn’t really my idea of in-depth reportage) because the military junta isn’t exactly press friendly. Not when the only report I hear or read about Myanmar is about the repressive military regime and the widespread poverty in Myanmar. Not when I had to lie about my real profession when applying for a tourist visa in Myanmar’s Embassy in the Philippines. (read more here)

Video Days In Beni

First published Sept 12, 2005 at http://www.travelblog.org/bloggers/gypsygal

Beni, Nepal — Kulu and Maita – both are Magars whose families live in Nangi Village, took me to the local bus station in Pokhara. (read more here)

Temple Tour

First Published September 8,2005 at www.travelblog.org/bloggers/gypsygal

Kathmandu — Despite the hot and dry weather (and the fact that I can’t wear shorts and spaghetti straps in this conservative country) and my dizziness (side effect of the anti-malaria tablets that I ingested), I still managed to take a tour around the Kathmandu Valley, visiting some of Nepal’s most important temples from September 6 to 8. I guess, the fact that I had a tour guide and a chaffeur helped (thank you so much to my Thamel-based travel agent Bishnu Subedi). (read more here)