All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.
- Martin Buber
A story waiting to be told 。。。
Future of vernacular hospitality:
The shared alternative experience
BAMA retreat is an interactive and alternative experience exploring Myanmar as the most functional hybrid space. Additionally, it addresses the experience to feel like home while traveling. The space is designed as a local artisan home and a place for retreat, catering to both locals & urban visitors.
TRANQUIL / LOCAL / CULTURAL / BLEND IN
The Rise of the Sharing Economy
many consumers willing to participate in sharing communities
Number of international tourist arrivals worldwide from 1995 -2015 (in millions) - increasing
68% willing to share own assets
66% willing to share from others
78% willing to share own assets
81% willing to share from others
Women everywhere apply yellow paste to their faces called thanaka. Ground bark is mixed with water to create a paste which is then applied to the desired areas. Some women make fanciful patterns on their cheeks, but most opt for circles or squares. As well as being a fashion and sign of beauty, it’s believed to protect the skin from the sun, so you’ll see young children and even some men wearing it
It’s a long piece of cloth that’s worn around the waist to cover the lower half of the body. Both men and women wear them but there are slight differences. The male longyi is generally sewn so it’s like a cylinder (although it’s still large and needs to be wrapped), while the female longyi is one long piece.
The most religious Buddhist country in the world, Myanmar has the highest proportion of monks and nuns, with somewhere between 80-90% of the population practicing Buddhism.
Every Buddhist Burmese boy between the age of 7-13 is expected to enter the monastery as a novice monk for a period of a few weeks to several months. He has a choice to return to life outside the monastery at any time, or he can stay on as a monk, if he so chooses.
Many families from poorer or more rural backgrounds take up the chance to send their son to be a monk as it also means a free education.