Pilgrim for a Day (Kyaiktiyo, Burma)

Wake up, pseudo-pilgrim – the agonizing bus ride – how can monks take shortcuts? – The golden rock I woke up in Kyaiktiyo to the sound of Buddhist prayers streaming through my open window.  The air was smoky from villagers burning trash and farmers practicing slash-and-burn agriculture.   I was in Kyaiktiyo, the destination of thousands … Continue reading