“Ladyboys’’ in Burma and Thailand Life Realities

Burma has four classes of citizens: Monks are considered first-class citizens, men are considered second-class citizens, women and nuns are seen as third-class citizens, and finally, ladyboys are seen as fourth-class citizens. Most Myanmar ladyboys have not fully undergone a sex change operation, but in their clothing, personality, and behavior are more like a woman than a man. They are different from transsexuals, because they … Continue reading “Ladyboys’’ in Burma and Thailand Life Realities

Traveling off of the beaten tracks in Burma

Burma is in full tourist boom since 2011. But most of the places to visit are still considerated quite off of the beaten tracks… Ideally with a guide and driver through a private tailor made tour! We would like to offer you a brief itinerary allowing you to hike through the hills, be amazed by stunning landscapes of red sol, rice paddies and fields of flowers and … Continue reading Traveling off of the beaten tracks in Burma

Quick facts about Burma

Territorial boundaries: North-East: China; North-West: India; South: Andaman Sea; South-East: Thailand & Gulf of Thailand; East: China, Laos & Thailand; West: Bangladesh & Bay of Bengal Area: 676 578 km2 Most important waterways: Ayeyarwady river and delta, Andaman sea & Bay of Bengal Capital: Nay Pyi Taw (official and administrative capital) – Yangon (known capital) Important cities (main aiports): Yangon & Mandalay Highest point: Hkakabo Razi (5 881 meters) Lowest point: … Continue reading Quick facts about Burma

Military dictatorship and Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi  Considered the most respectful politician who ever faught for Burma’s democracy in a peaceful way. Aung San Suu Kyi’s timeline: 1945 – She was born on June 19. 1947 – Her father is the hero of Burma, who led to Burma’s independence from England.  He was killed however, by an unknown person before the government could be established. 1960 – Aung … Continue reading Military dictatorship and Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Buddhism in Burma

Buddhism is one of the largest religions practiced worldwide. It originated roughly 2500 years ago and has since branched into many variations of the same belief.  The one thing that does not change across the different sects of Buddhism is the form of teaching. Buddhist philosophy says that meditation is at the heart of the Buddhists way of life, which helps people better understand and … Continue reading Buddhism in Burma