A Little Boat Ride…. Offshore on Inle Lake

In Burma I went to visit a place called Inle Lake, and there I went on an exciting boat ride. When I first stepped foot on the narrow, wooden long-boat, it was really early and so cold that I was wearing three shirts! The boat had big comfortable seats, blankets, and umbrellas on the sides in … Read more

A Little Burmese Game… Why Don’t We Play Chinlone Too?!

You know what I think should be played everywhere in the world, a game I first saw on the streets and sidewalks of Yangon called chinlone/cane ball! Everywhere in Burma we saw groups of boys and men playing this game and it looked like fun every time. Cane ball is where there are about five … Read more

A Little Siteseeing…Burma’s Three Holiest Buddhist Sites: Mahamuni Buddha

I wanted to understand more about the three holiest site in Burma, so I went and visited Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (the former capital), the Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo, and Mahamuni in Mandalay. If you’re a Buddhist in Burma, then visiting these three sites is very important and a pilgrimage, and it’s good luck … Read more

A Little Sightseeing…Burma’s Three Holiest Buddhist Sites: Kyaiktiyo Rock

There are three very holy Buddhist sites in Burma and visiting the three sites is like a pilgrimage for many Burmese people. I visited Swedagon Pagoda in Yangon (the former capital), Mahamuni in Mandalay, and Mount Kyaiktiyo to see the giant Golden Rock. I wanted to understand more about why these three sites were so holy … Read more