Jogging around Burma’s ancient kingdom of Bagan

I was in Burma last week on a whirlwind tour of the country. One of our stops was in Bagan, one of Burma’s ancient cities. Over 4,000 Buddhist temples were commissioned by Bagan’s kings during a 230 year building frenzy that ended in 1287. And many of these temples still remain, strewn out across a … Continue reading Jogging around Burma’s ancient kingdom of Bagan

Hindus and Buddists praying side-by-side

Hinduism and Buddhism are the main religions followed in Nepal. They are both practised freely and colourfully, with temples and shrines littered throughout the city streets. In Kathmandu in particular, Tibetan Buddhists and Nepali Hindus worship side by side without division or discrimination. And nowhere is this more evident than in the adjoining villages of … Continue reading Hindus and Buddists praying side-by-side