Morning Hues

Just another random shot of a lotus pond in my backyard…..

Myanmar Snapshots 6: Country Wagons

Some 70% of the Myanmar population are farmers and a significant symbol of these farmers’ lives is the wooden farm wagon.  Made of two wooden wheels and usually drawn by a couple of… Continue reading

Sir Woolly Whiskers

This is a true story: He was a nobody when he decided to be a part the small cat kingdom in the compound. There was a huge alpha male, Ramon, who reigned over… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 5: Thatch 2

February 2016: The ricefields in the small village of Naung Gone in the post-conflict township of Kyaukkyi, in Bago Region were dry but the barns and rice granaries were full from the previous… Continue reading

The Bird Who Came to Breakfast

Honiara, Solomon Islands / May 2016:  It was my first time in this small Pacific country and I stayed here for a week but, also for the first time, I have not taken… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 4: Thatch 1

February 2016: The ricefields in the small village of Naung Gone in Kyaukkyi Township were dry but the barns and rice granaries were full from the previous season’s harvest. Thus life in the… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 3: A Theravada Tradition

Having been conditioned for many years to the rigid security arrangements in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, I was very careful when I first explored the streets of Yangon, Myanmar‘s commercial capital… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 2: Rural Markets

I love examining local markets when visiting a new place.  Among the most exciting ones I have visited were those in a very remote town in Papua New Guinea (see Daru Island –… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 1: Subtle Ironies

Traveling around Myanmar, I can’t help but notice the rapid progress in the telecommunication system of this country, probably to a point where it has generally become more efficient and even cheaper than… Continue reading

Boatman

A boatman steers his passenger boat to position at Yangon River.  Hundreds of commuters cross the Yangon River daily between their work in the city and their homes at the suburbs.

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