the more deeply one practices, the more one is able to 'see' Buddha's spirit- the statue is said to smile, cry, and blink. Men only are allowed to enter this final hall to place thin pieces of gold leaf on the base of the statue.
and Crush All Who Oppose the Union... July 16th 2007 ship me somewhwere's east of suez
where the best is like the worst
where there 'aint no Ten Commandments
and a man can raise a thirst
For the temple bells are callin'
and it's here that I would be
by the old Mountain Pagoda
looking lazy at the sea.
I couldn't help hum Kipling's poem as another cramped bus ride carried me over the bridge into Burma's second biggest city- the rom ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Mandalay Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
Leave it to me to post a travel blog 5 months into a trip.. the following posts are the most recent adventures, yes, I'm working backwards. .. I currently find myself reunited with my texan buddy Francis- We're in Yunaan province, China planning an assault somewhere between the Himalayas and Mongolia. The sultans aren't sweating as much thanks to our exit from SE Asia, now we can only hope the rain will let up. thanks to all friends, family, buckaroos and bula buddies for your interest and support! It's a delight to share this experience- most importantly keep in touch, I love hearing what... full info