Tag Archives: Buddhism

Myanmar Monks

  If there is something that typifies Burma it is the commonplace, everyday siting of maroon-robed monks. When you first arrive it seems like a novelty  – “hey look there’s some monks walking down the street, hey look there’s some monks catching the bus”. But after probably just 24 hours you realise that monks are […]


The temples or pagodas in Burma are like nothing I have experienced elsewhere. After living for eight years in Asia I have seen my fair share of temples. So foolishly I was pretty nonchalant about visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon even though I had read it was the holiest pagoda in Burma and […]