Everywhere in the world people derive the same message from the symbol of a flower: love.
Jasmine is a familiar sight in Myanmar and can be seen at pagodas and markets as well as at Yangon traffic light areas where some people sell jasmine to drivers for a living. Myanmar Buddhists offer jas
Walking along the streets of Yangon, or indeed any other city or town in Myanmar, you will be drawn to the smells and sounds of food being cooked and sold, sellers calling out and customers ordering a vast variety of street food. From sweet snacks to spicy pick-me-ups to full meals, there is alwaysRead More
Teak may be the highly prized timber of Myanmar treasured by men, but for women of almost all races it is Thanakha (and Limonia accidissim Linn.) and it has been in use for many centuries. The bark is ground on a flat circular stone mortar and the thin fragrant paste is smeared on the face andRead More
As you travel in Myanmar, if you pay careful attention to the design of the pagodas you will inevitably visit, you may notice that every single stuppa peak is topped with a dazzling and ornate golden umbrella. The umbrella atop the Shwedagon Pagoda is said to contain half a tonne of gold and is setRead More