Wandering Buddha Images

Wandering Buddha Images

Wat Phra Keo, entrance to the Emerald Buddha image One of the things that has been important to me in our travels is in getting a deeper understanding of Buddhism and its history in SE Asia. I’ve been traveling in SE Asia since the mid-1980s, and yet I always find new...
3 Days in Mandalay

3 Days in Mandalay

We are here in Mandalay now. It’s early in the morning and I’m afraid I just woke Kathie up by dropping my mouse on the teak floor here. It’s almost time to get up, though. We’ll have a somewhat early breakfast and then meet our driver at 8 am...
Here in Bangkok Again

Here in Bangkok Again

We arrived in Bangkok late last night after what seemed like even longer flights than usual, even though they were the same. We’re both unhappy that United still hasn’t retrofitted all of their 777s business class with the full lay down seats and that...

Changes in Money Matters in Burma

There are changes afoot in Burma as regards changing money. There has long been “official” rate of exchange fixed between 6 and 8 kyat to the dollar and the black market rate, which floats, and is currently over 800 kyat to the dollar. It has not been...