Travelblog#10: Mount Popa & Monywa – Burma

9th-11th September, 2014 For our last day in the Bagan area we went out on a trip to Mount Popa; a sight famous in Burma for being a centre for nat worship. The nats (literal translation; “spirits”) originate from spiritual traditions which existed in Burma before the rise of Buddhism, and it was an areaContinue reading “Travelblog#10: Mount Popa & Monywa – Burma”

Travelblog#6: Kalaw & Pindaya – Burma

 30th of August – 1st September, 2014 At 4:30 am I was woken by the bus conductor. “Kalaw! Kalaw!” he kept repeating, as me and Roy quickly scrambled for our bags. We were dropped off by side of the road and I went in search of a guest house. Kalaw is a former hill stationContinue reading “Travelblog#6: Kalaw & Pindaya – Burma”