Zangna Thai Cuisine has only been open a little over a week, and is already my favorite restaurant. I actually discovered it at lunchtime a couple of weeks ago (mid-July 2015), when I noticed people moving about inside. I stepped inside the door, and waited to be seated. Toward the front of the restaurant, a … Continue reading
The photographs below were taken at the Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga) with an iPhone 5S. To see a larger version of the image, click on the picture.
The photos on this page were taken with an iPhone 5S. To see a larger version of an image, click on the picture.
The photos below were taken with an iPhone 5S. Click on the photo for an enlarged image.
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We also visited Ananda Pagoda while in Bagan. Ananda was built between 1105 and 1180 AD, and houses four large, standing Buddhas. One Buddha welcomes visitors with an impish smile. The statue’s pursed lips seem to hold back a particularly amusing anecdote, which the Buddha will be glad to tell you once you’ve made your … Continue reading
Before leaving for Myanmar, I read a book called An English Girl’s First Impressions of Burmah, by Beth Ellis. It was a free book, which I downloaded from Project Gutenberg. I have since recorded this book, with the assistance of recording-team members Availle and Kathrine Engan, for Librivox.org. Feel free to download it, and listen at … Continue reading
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One of the highlights of our Smartours trip was our visit to Sulamani Temple in Bagan, which was built in 1183. Throughout Myanmar, dogs lay wherever they choose. People walk past them without speaking to them, or making eye contact. Dogs react similarly to passing people. I only heard barking once, when our group crossed an empty … Continue reading