The Union of Myanmar
it. Feel it. Words will not help. The people I met there were
different. How different ? Well in a refreshing way, but again,
I cannot put it into words.
the central place of the guardian spirits of Myanmar. This country
has a great awareness of spirit. It feels like the remnant of
an ancient and very advanced civilisation. The people, the feeeeeel
of the place are very different from what I am used to.
I first visited in 1999, it was the first time since 1977, I
felt genuine total culture shock. Back in 77' it was Bali
that freaked me out, an 18 high school graduate. I have since
come to love that island.
1999 in Bagan, myself, Mr U-Bajaan, and Win Win
in her small restaurant. I have visited this family over many
years and watched them grow up.
a beautiful Budda, found at the base of the Mingun stupa, near
the Mahamuni Budda, covered in gold leaf. One of the most
revered images in all of Myanmar.
© 2003 heiko