Traveling off the ‘beaten’ path is a great way to see daily life and experience local culture. Traveling, now, is a bit rough and tough on the knees and back, but it’s well worth it! We’re now cruising up the 2000 km (1240 miles) long Ayeyarwaddy River to Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). Pictured are young Buddhist nuns on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River.
Nearly all males in Burma are Buddhist monks twice in their lives. The first time is usually for a week or two between the ages of 5 and 15 and the second time is later in life after the age of 20. Young girls occasionally become nuns.
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