Myanmar (Burma) is already past. While waiting in Bangkok airport for my flight to London I am hovering between the past and the present. My thoughts are still in this incredible country, my head is brimming with ideas, I want to describe the feelings, the images, I but I don’t know where to begin and where to end.

The Floating Bamboo Houses in Inle Lake.

The Floating Bamboo Houses in Inle Lake.

My mind is full of memories of tastes and smells of a world that I no longer belong. I am thinking of the people I met, wonderful, smiling, open, humble and so calm. Intelligent, hard-working people in a country that changes fast. The transition to democracy is not smooth, but there is optimism and that helps creating the energy to achieve things.

A Child Monk inside a pagoda/meditation centre in the mountains of Inle Lake.

A child monk inside a pagoda/meditation centre in the mountains of Inle Lake.

Perhaps it is the practice of the Kalama Sutta, one of the most liberated discourses of the Buddha, cited by those of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism that help people acquire the mental well-being through the overcoming of greed, anger and ignorance.

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