Tag: Temples


Takayama: Feudal Japan

While Kyoto was incredibly nice and the Gion Matsuri an eye-opener to Japanese festivals, Takayama offered a slice of Japanese culture, tradition and architecture in a setting that…

Geisha in Gion

Kyoto: Of Geishas, Maikos and Matsuris

Kyoto was probably the city I was looking forward to the most on my Japan trip. I’d heard endless stories from fellow travellers about how Kyoto is the…

Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine's Torii Gate

Miyajima: The Ryokan Experience

I read before that Miyajima could be done as a day trip combined with Hiroshima. While that may be true, I am just so glad that I decided…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

My trip from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang may have been a nightmare because of the ridiculously cold weather and incessantly winding roads, but I just love that…

Mandalay U Bein Bridge

Road to Mandalay

Mandalay was my least favourite place in Myanmar but to be fair we didn’t spend much time there. In fact, we were only there in transit on our way to Bagan….

Golden rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The golden rock is the reason why people make the journey to Kyaiktiyo in Myanmar. It is the second most sacred site after Shwedagon Paya. Getting there is not a…

Shwedagon in Yangon

Touring Yangon

We spent only one day and one night in Yangon and frankly I wouldn’t stay any longer. Yangon is a city which sleeps at 9:00pm so unless you…


Bagan temples

If you’ve always marvelled at photos of Bagan in Burma / Myanmar with its endless layers of stupas, I can tell you the feeling is enhanced a hundred…