Thadingyut Festival

While working in Lashio, Danielle and I had the pleasure of participating in the Thadingyut Festival which occurs on the full moon day of the seventh month of the Myanmar calendar. Thadingyut Festival, also known as the Lighting Festival in English, celebrates the descent of Buddha from heaven after preaching the Abhidhamma pitaka to his mother.… Read More Thadingyut Festival

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From Mandalay to Lashio

Our trip from Mandalay to Lashio took approximately 6-7 hours due to multiple stops for nutrient intake, a military skirmish (see Civil War in Myanmar), and multiple stops for waste disposal. While I am the type of person who likes to travel without stops (I want to reach my destination as quickly as possible), this rationale is not conducive to most road trips when other people are involved.… Read More From Mandalay to Lashio