Tag Archives: Myanmar

Into the Sunset

Today heralds the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. The last couple of weeks leading up to this seasonal turning point have been characterised, in eastern England at least, by unseasonally sunny skies and sunsets so magnificent they seem to be defying the script that dictates … Continue reading

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Pink

I  will let the pictures do most of the talking in this post. Buddhist nuns in Myanmar always dress in a fetching pink colour. A nun’s life is tough but they seem cheerful enough, collecting alms in the market, studying Pali sutras or sorting … Continue reading

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The Road to Moulmein

‘By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea There’s a Burma girl a-settin’ and I know she thinks o’ me’ These words by Rudyard Kipling form the opening lines of the Road to Mandalay, an evocative poem that … Continue reading

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