Myanmar :: Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.

The only I really wanted to see in Yangon was the Shwedagon Pagoda so I settled on a hotel within walking distance and planned this ONE thing for my time here. Turned out great, since I got sick when I hit Myanmar and ended up just lying in bed for three days.

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Vietnam :: Tam Coc

“If you want to travel fast, use the old roads.”
– Vietnamese Proverb

A few years back I had this incredible image of a river running through intense green fields with mountains around as a desktop picture on my computer. I remember my friend Greg said “we should go there”, so for the purpose of this trip I picture-googled and found out where it was from…

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Vietnam :: My Son Sanctuary

“That’s ‘Mee Sahn’ Not like English ‘My Son’, that means ‘my little boy’. This is not a little boy, this is a sanctuary!”
– Our guide

“Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is Bhadreshvara.”

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