A Monk's Life: a Day in the Life of Buddhist Monks in Myanmar

A Monk’s Life: a Day in the Life of Buddhist Monks in Myanmar

by Gabriele Rodriquez The typical day of a Buddhist monk, whether young or adult, follows a fixed schedule: wake-up call at 4:30 am (including Saturdays and Sundays); one-hour gathering in the temple to recite mantras; personal hygiene in one of the several fountains scattered around the monastery (there are no showers but they wash themselves with the help of some buckets); …

Five Days in Oman

Five Days in Oman – Part I

Text by Ugo Cei. Photography by Ugo Cei and Massimiliano Cremascoli. What can you do in Oman in just five days? Apparently a lot. Having recently had the opportunity to take a week off and a handful of frequent flyer miles to spend before they expired, I looked at my options and realized that I could get two award return tickets …

Philadelphia in Black and White

Philadelphia in Black and White

By Bob McCormac. Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the fifth largest city in the United States.  It is the hub of the Delaware Valley (the area where the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers merge) and the recognized center of the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Philadelphia has been called both the “city of neighborhoods” and …