Greetings from Myanmar, land of giant golden stupas. I came in overland from Thailand through Mawlamyine, where there is an ancient stupa visited by Kipling and referenced in his poem Mandalay:  “By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea …” Neither the temple nor Mawlamyine/Moulmein seem to have changed much since Kipling’s day. […]