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My WorldReflections was hatched to share my love of culture with others and for me to relive good memories.
The morning drive from Yangon to Kinpun base camp could be under three hours if we had removed a couple of uneventful stops we made along the way.
A short distance northeast of Yangon but still in Southern Myanmar is the city of Bago; in 2014 the population of Bago was more than 254,000.
December 09, 2020
From Bagan we flew to Heho, the closest town to Kalaw with an airport, where we were starting this part of our journey.
It is the opinion of Asian Historical Architecture that the Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery “is the most significant of Mandalay’s historic buildings since the ‘Golden Palace Monastery’ remains the sole major survivor of the former wooden Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century.
Part 2 of Devotion takes place in Spain.
Years following creation of the Mezquita in Córdoba, the Alhambra was constructed in 889 in Granada and the Alcázar in 913 in Seville.
Our primary reason for traveling to Seville was to see the Real Alcázar of Seville.
On the banks of the Targus River in central Spain is the small city of Toledo.
Barcelona is an intensely interesting city.
Antoni Gaudí was born on June 25, 1852 and lived until June 10, 1926 (age 73).
In this chapter we visit two more of Spain’s Gothic cathedrals and a monastery outside of Barcelona up in the mountains.
The history of Cambodia is as complicated and difficult as could be.
Eighty-two percent of Cambodia is rural, ranging from people living on the lake, to jungles, to farmland.
Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century by the Khmer King Suravarman II to be a Hindu temple.
We start our travel in Italy at the root of it all – Rome.
December 17, 2020
This chapter, entirely photos, is a lighthearted stroll through neighborhoods in Rome.
Vatican City is the smallest “country” in the world.
In the far north of Italy the town of Stresa, a community of 5,000, sits on the shore of Lake Maggiore, the longest and second largest of the lakes in Northern Italy.
January 11, 2021
The population of the “comune” of Milan, in Italy a constituency or township, was reported in February 2020 to be just under 1.
January 18, 2021
The train from Nice, France going east is only about a 30 minute ride to the tiniest of countries, Monaco.
Barely north of Santa Margherita is a stump of a peninsula that juts west into the Ligurian Sea.
February 01, 2021
By Patrick Soricone, Guest Contributor
Tuscany is a region in central Italy that borders both the Ligurian Sea on its northern half and the Tyrrhenian Sea on its southern half.
The city of Florence started out as a Roman city, established by Julius Caesar in 59 BCE.
February 22, 2021
The name of the city of Venice comes from the ancient Venti people that inhabited the region by the 10th century BCE.
A short distance from the San Zaccaria ferry terminal near the Piazza San Marco, in the historic center of Venice, is the small island of San Giorgio Maggiore, located south of the main island group that makes up Venice.
Venice is a city of art.
I am taking a break from Devotion to open a new webbook, Ecuador.
Tourists enjoy relaxing on beaches and watching sunsets that drop off the edge of the sea.
Ecuador is the most biodiverse country in the world and has a huge number of species of birds.
Ecuador is 109,483 square miles in size – less than half the size of France.
May 11, 2021
Ecuador’s coastline is 2,237 kilometers long and is dotted with beaches, towns and cities from end to end.
May 17, 2021
On the first image in this chapter, a map of Ecuador, you will find Cuenca in the lower-middle, towards the top of the narrow piece of the country to the south.
We are heading uphill again.
Those folks that have followed my webbook Ecuador since the first chapter may find this especially interesting?
The day after we met the newborn llama we headed to Quilotoa Lake.
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In my last post I noted that Ecuador had won a Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, breaking a long dry spell.
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