Novice Monks


A Venture Into the Unknown

Posted on April 27th, by Juan in Activities. 1 Comment


Smiles of Myanmar

Myanmar people are enchanting and very friendly. They always have a smile on their face and are ready to help you and chat with you. If you smile at anyone, you’ll get an amazing smile back! Check out the following photos and… SMILE! ;)In this first photo, my friend from a little tea stall on a Yangon street.

These two are mother and sister of the boy in the previous picture and are very special to me. They have a tea stall in the street which I went many nights for a quick dinner. The only thing she could offer me to eat was “tomato mix”. First time I said, ok, don’t know what it is but go ahead. It was delicious! Tomatoes, nuts, onions and many spices!

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Capture the Colour: Myanmar



Monastery and Novice Monks, Inle Lake

Posted on June 21st, by Juan in Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

Monastery on the north side of Inle Lake and near Nyaung Shwe. Surrounded by countryside and on top of a mountain with spectacular views.

Stairs carved out of the land lead up to the monastery.

Monk’s robe hangs to dry in the sun on a bamboo cane.

Novice monk sitting enjoys the warmth of the evening sun on the the monastery’s balcony.

Altar with Buddha images inside the monastery where novice monks pray.

Sleeping area next to the altar in the previous picture.

On the left side there’s a tap and cement basin where the monks shower and do their laundry. The washed robes are hung out on the bamboo cane to dry.

Meditation hut. The monks had hung some leaves to dry to use to make tea.

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