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#9: Bagan, Ancient City of Temples – Burma

7th-8th September, 2014 One of the things that I have enjoyed most about Burma is how “fresh” it feels compared to the rest of Asia. Most of the natives here are yet to be disheartened by busloads of tourists swarming into their country and acting like they are royalty, and thus, they have not reachedContinue reading “Travelblog#9: Bagan, Ancient City of Temples – Burma”

Travelblog#8: Inle Lake – Burma

4th-6th September, 2014 Our introductory boat ride to Inle Lake was somewhat marred by monsoon weather. We took shelter beneath our anoraks and clutched our bags to our chests as we crossed the lake. It was too foggy to see much. The rain cleared by the time we reached Nyaung Shwe; the main outpost forContinue reading “Travelblog#8: Inle Lake – Burma”