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The Palace, Mandalay – Myanmar – Dec 2016 (Il palazzo reale)

From this high tower you can enjoy this view of the incredible royal palace; as we can see, in reality it is not a palace but a real citadel inhabited by royalty and the whole court. 59 more words



Myanmar is a country often left off of the typical South-East Asia trail, but with stunning ancient temples, amazing food, beer, culture and the friendliest people you will ever meet, it’s the perfect country for backpackers. 2,069 more words



As the editor, I would like to express my gratitude to the director of HEC and the editor in chief Fr. Neil Magill who also did intensive proof reading for all pieces, HEC student and teacher writers, poets and cartoonists, voluntary typist and graphic design group led by Lawrence, various readers around the globe and to our benefactors who support everything for HEC including this magazine. 9 more words


Message from Fr. Neil Magill

We started our new 8th. academic year on January 8th, with 117 students. Thankfully, we could accept 50 into our first year class.

Time flies and we are already into the Mandalay summer heat with eager mosquitoes trying to suck our blood and make life uncomfortable. 257 more words


Message from Fr Neil Magill (April 2017)

Happy Water Festival to you all.

I just wish to give you an update on your Alma Mater, the HEC. We started our new academic year in the first week of January and all is going very well. 173 more words


Home Away from Home.

I’ve been living in Myanmar for a full year (and a bit more) now. I feel like I have finally settled down;  I have made friends, relationships and connections. 566 more words

Temple hopping in Bagan

After having spent a couple of days in Mandalay, I was very excited to head out to my top destination in Myanmar, Bagan. It is a place that I’ve been dreaming about with some kind of distant awe for years, ever since having seen the epic pictures of the temples of Bagan lit in a phenomenal red sunrise, viewed from a balloon, that has been spread around on the internet, and by magazines like National Geographic etc. 3,389 more words