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Shwedagon Pagoda – Must-See

By |2019-07-06T14:48:57-06:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shwedagon Pagoda – Must-See.  A soft wind lessened the effects of the thick heat while the chimes on top of the stupa gently sang.  The dense throngs had thinned, and a tranquil spirit drifted through the grounds. I was at the tremendously beautiful and moving Shwedagon Pagoda, the holiest site in Myanmar (formally known as Burma).  [...]

Temples of Mrauk U – Must-See

By |2019-07-06T14:50:51-06:00March 29th, 2017|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Temples of Mrauk U – Must-See.  While Myanmar is not quite the off-the-beaten-path location it was a decade or two ago, it still holds many intriguing and beguiling places.  So after you take in the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda and the Temples of Bagan, consider visiting Mrauk U.      Mrauk U is the far less-visited version of [...]

Borobudur Temple – Must-See

By |2019-07-06T15:43:16-06:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Borobudur Temple – Must-See. Borobudur is a Buddhist Temple located in central Java, Indonesia and is considered the largest Buddhist structure in the world. Its sheer size is striking. Today, Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation, but back in the 8th century, the island of Java, was a melting pot of Hindus and Buddhists. In fact, Hindu Prambanan temple [...]

White Temple – A Must-See

By |2019-05-28T11:26:05-06:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , |

White Temple – A Must-See. Wat Rong Khun also known by its nickname the White Temple is a contemporary and outlandish temple located in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The White Temple is a sparkly alabaster that sometimes glitters in the sun and shimmers in the surrounding pond. The White Temple only began construction in 1997 and is [...]

Bangkok At Night

By |2019-05-25T11:26:55-06:00August 16th, 2014|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bangkok At Night.  A spectacular place to view the Bangkok sunset is State Tower. Resting on the 64th floor is the Sky Bar. A circular, lighted bar seems to be suspended in the sky. A golden dome sits above the bar in an expensive open area. While the drinks are expensive, this is arguably the coolest [...]

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