It is now known as the last royal palace of Burma’s last monarchy. Built of wood between 1857 and 1859, as part of the founding of the new Royal Mandalay capital of Mindo.
For the most part, the palace is designed in a traditional style. Situated on a square of 413 hectares, this palace was built inside a solid fortified wall and surrounded by a beautiful water moat.


Mandalay Palace is the main royal residence of King Mindo and King Thibaw – the last two kings of the country. Should all parts be magnificent, built of teak and gilded and reddish. Wall system 2 km long, 8 m high, 3 m thick, with 48 launchers. There are 12 doors representing 12 zodiac signs. Each wall has 3 doors divided by the even spacing between the door and the corners. On the outside, there is a moat 64 m wide, 4.5 m deep. It is believed that, under the previous moat, there was a system of pestilence, in order to trap the enemy in case of attack.
Not only that, from the construction of high walls solid with ramparts, moats, water systems, roads, gardens with shady trees, playgrounds, swimming pools, mints, security gate The infantry, the cavalry, the archers, the artillery, the camp, the stables, the audience, the throne room, the religious residence and the monastery and the moral hall were meticulously planned Including various buildings: clock tower, relic tower, Supreme Court, royal tomb, audience hall, lion room, glass palace.
The reflection of Mandalay on the eastern moat is a beautiful sight to view from the southeast corner. The panorama of the palaces and surrounding areas, to the Mandalay hills in the sunset will be a fascinating experience.

Plan ahead

Plan ahead. Mark your calendars. Invite your pals. Spread the word. Share this post. Several contributors to this anthology from the stolen lands of Toronto will join me at Glad Day Bookshop on November 30 (thx to the organizing efforts of contributor Aj Withers!)
And for folks in other parts of Ontario/Quebec, PM or e-mail me if you want to be looped into a Rebellious Mourning book tour. (Or anyone else for the matter; love to travel, especially to share in conversations about counterposing structural losses with collective mourning and resistance.
#RebelliousMourning #CollectiveWorkOfGrief
#MourningOurDead #FightingLikeHellForTheLiving

If you want to explore more destinations in Asia, a vietnam cambodia tours will be an ideal choice for you.
However, if these places are too familiar to you, let’s take saigon to phnom penh by boat to make your trip more exciting.

Just realized I’m spending the Star Trek 50th Anniversary here in San Francisco, California, home of Starfleet Academy in the future!

Just realized I’m spending the Star Trek 50th Anniversary here in San Francisco, California, home of Starfleet Academy in the future!
Star Trek has had such an inspiring influence in my life. Despite all the dystopian portrayals of what the future would be like in films and television, this series was one of the few that celebrated that at the core of humanity’s nature is a righteous impulse to explore the universe, help others, and keep improving everything.
Throughout the series self-actualization was made possible by advancements in science and technology, making the perception of scarcity (the source of most wars, poverty, and other counterproductive public policies) a thing of the past.
One of these days I would love to put a group of futurist friends together (or join a group) for a long weekend retreat somewhere and conjure visions of what a new, character-driven science fiction series could look like that still keeps the essence of balancing realism with a positive attitude about the future. #futurism #startrek50 #sciencefiction.

Besides this, if you still want to explore Asia, a thailand package tour will be an ideal choice for you.
Or if these places are too familiar to you, let’s take a thailand itinerary 7 days to discover more new things.

All I wanted was a blow dryer

(Please share to prevent this from happening to other girls) So here I am rocking this joe dirt hair style for the new year courtesy of Ulta Beauty and hot tools. I just got done getting all checked out… along with the front of my hair being burned off my forehead and hand are also burned… I realize Ulta does not make this hair dryer but upon researching I’ve discovered multiple reviews of this happening on their very own website. So they knew and continued to sell it. Anyone can look on ulta’s site and see I’m not the only one who’s been hurt. It’s the hot tools turbo ionic dryer. I posted a pic of it. I’ve gotten two from them… the blow dryer that did this to me was my replacement for the previous that also started smoking on me… All I wanted when I called them about this issue was yet again another free replacement blow dryer but this time of a different brand. They offered me a $20 gift card to the store. like really? Do you really think that cuts it?! my hairs gone!!! And It burned me! I should’ve had my pick of hair dryers. so even though I LOVE Ulta I don’t like the way I was treated after this happened. I will now buy ALL of my makeup from sephora. Also a big thanks to Tommy Hannon for calling me right away. All concerned about me and my hair do. I wouldn’t have known what to do with out you advising me on the next step. All I wanted was a blow dryer! Jeez….