Floating

Inle Lake Sanctuary, Myanmar

Our Myanmar journey, inspired by the novel Floating, had thus far been a whirlwind of historic sites, great food, hospitable people, shopping and visiting unique places. Our group of travelers had taken in the sights and sounds of the bustling Yangon and reveled in the stupendous sensory overload of the

Balloons in Bagan photo by Mikhail Wertheim Aymes

As our plane descended, I caught my first glimpse of the famed Bagan temples dotted over the verdant plains of Myanmar. This ancient place rests in arms of mystical mountains, where the Irrawaddy river flows through. Our group had seen some impressive temples in Yangon, but nothing would prepare us

YANGON

I’ve always had a fascination with Burma, or Myanmar as it is now known. It started way back when I first visited the beautiful home, now monument to a legendary silk merchant Jim Thompson in Bangkok, Thailand. His contribution to the silk trade in the region including Burma and unexplained