Penny's Travels

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hanh. His small, chubby, brown hands were dirty and he smiled a cheeky grin, as he wiped them quickly on his red T-shirt, which was not much cleaner. The dirt…

“Balloons Over Bagan” – Myanmar (Burma)

“Balloons Over Bagan” – Myanmar (Burma)
There is a well-known saying, "Bagan is (the) spirit of (the) history of Myanmar" and to fully understand the importance and complexity of the Buddhist influence over Myanmar then you really should treat yourself to a hot air balloon flight over the ancient city of Bagan. Although not yet awarded a UNESCIO World Heritage listing, this area is home to the highest density of Buddhist architecture…