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Postcards from Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar as it contains Buddha relics (including 8 strands of Buddha’s hair).  Upon arrival at the temple complex, we saw a Bodhi tree, which came from the same seed as the tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment — we visited a relative of this tree in Sarnath, India […]

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Postcards from Yangon, Myanmar

We started our morning with a visit to the massive Reclining Buddha: Which houses the reclining stray dogs: Then a trip through Downtown Yangon: And then lunch! Our first taste of Myanmar cuisine was at Padonmar Restaurant, and included a divine Inle Tofu Curry. Tofu here is made from chickpea flour and has a gelatinous texture. I […]

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