The Shinbyu ceremony in Myanmar (Burma) celebrates boys becoming novice monks. It begins with a colorful procession to the monastery.
monks and monasteries
From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.
The land of immortality – and gems. The golden land, for its pagodas and sunsets. Photos of Myanmar monks and our memories remind us of this special land.
Some cities create lasting impressions. Yangon (Rangoon) in Myanmar struck us big time. It’s bustling with people. Streets are clogged with traffic. And oh the roses!
The tiny medieval island of Monemvasia is just one reason we chose this off-the-beaten-path Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean.