Category Archive: Churches and Monasteries

The Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography. According to legend, it was built before the Shwedagon… Continue reading

A Monk’s Life 3

    Author’s Note: This is the final part of this short series.  The full articles about Yangon and the Shwedagon Pagoda were posted in the last 2 Sundays.

Myanmar’s Sweeping Shwedagon

February 2016:  It was only 6:00 am and yet the parking lot of the Shwedagon complex was already crowded.  It was my very first trip to Yangon and I was leaving the country… Continue reading

A Monk’s Life 2

    Author’s Note: This short series features images of meditating Buddhist monks at the Golden Pagoda (Shwedagon) of Yangon, Myanmar.  A full article about the Shwedagon will shortly follow.

It’s Warm and Easy in Tbilisi (Re-post from Feb 2012)

I started A Traveler’s Tale in July 2011.  As a new blogger in WordPress, not too many knew about this site yet and I was still struggling to understand how to best position… Continue reading

Images of Georgia: Three Cities

Tbilisi, Mtskheta and Kutaisi are three of the most important cities of the country of Georgia.  Tbilisi is the present capital of Georgia, its name is derived from the presence of   hot springs which its… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Mtkvari

The scenic Mtkvari River runs across some of the oldest and most historical sections of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The moment I rode by its banks, I knew that I needed to… Continue reading

Georgian Churches & Monasteries: A Photo Gallery

The country of Georgia was one of the first in the world to adopt Christianity as a national religion and its people since then have maintained their religious piousness.  Not surprisingly, churches and… Continue reading

By the River Mtkvari 5

I took this photo beneath the Peace Bridge, a modern pedestrian bridge at the Old Tbilisi section of the Georgian capital.  I included a section of the steel beam of the new bridge (upper… Continue reading

Road to Kakheti 2: Under the Clouds at Shuamta

Back Into the Fog We  were on our way to Tsinandali, an old winery just outside Telavi, in the tourist region of Kakheti and we just traced a winding road that crawled under a low… Continue reading

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