Bucket List City Number 2! 40 degrees Celsius. Temperature not for the faint of heart!
Amazingly Beautiful Palaces and Squares.
Seville’s Alcazar reminded me so so much of Udaipur palace in #India , which we had the chance to visit last March! Isn’t it mind-blowing that two places thousand of kms far away can be so alike?? 💛 // El Alcazar de Sevilla me recordó muchísimo al palacio de Udaipur en India, que tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar el mes de marzo pasado!! No os parece alucinante que dos sitios que están a miles de kilómetros de distancia se asemejen tantísimo? 😍 #palaces#roundtheworld
I dreamt of visiting Myanmar for many years, way back when everyone knew it as Burma and the word “Myanmar” drew blank stares. An entrenched military dictatorship wouldn’t allow me to plan a trip. I could have, but it didn’t feel right. But Burma had its hooks in me.
A rather surprising turn toward some semblance of—I hesitate to call it democracy—took hold in 2010. The military loosened its grip on absolute control and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest. Elections were held and a man named Thein Sein turned out to be a reformist president. Life in Myanmar was changing.
This shot is from my very first night in Myanmar, in 2017, outside the ancient capital Mandalay’s palace. For a decade or more I read up, fascinated by this military dictatorship halfway across the globe. And now I was here, kicking off what would, after 28 days, become my favorite travel destination.