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The Road to Mandalay

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Breakfast along the Road to Mandalay

A moment passes quickly, savor it early and throughout. Standing in line in Mandalay (the last royal capital of Burma) these young monks await the breakfast the crew of our ship (The Road to Mandalay) stands ready to give. More precious than any of the many gems this city was originally named for - a moment of bliss, or ananda or Nirvana comes as a gift of grace. Serendipity abounds in Southeastern Asian countries, we have found, as with the rest of the world. What a delight that bliss is so free as these young fellas are demonstrating. All one needs is a friend and a touch- light as a feather.