Girl at the Cafe

She was minding her baby brother as her parents were attending to early morning customers at their small cafe in downtown Kyaukkyi but quickly agreed to pose for a photo even before I… Continue reading

Thanaka Lady

Her face is fully covered, in artistic brush strokes, with the natural cream called “thanaka”.  Believed to enhance cosmetic beauty and provide protection from sunburn, women and girls in Myanmar routinely apply the… Continue reading

A Cosmetics Brand Called Thanaka?

At first glance, one would think that these ladies are either acting in a stage play or modeling a brand of cosmetics… But, traveling to a number of urban and rural places in… Continue reading

A Monk’s Life 3

    Author’s Note: This is the final part of this short series.  The full articles about Yangon and the Shwedagon Pagoda were posted in the last 2 Sundays.

Myanmar’s Sweeping Shwedagon

February 2016:  It was only 6:00 am and yet the parking lot of the Shwedagon complex was already crowded.  It was my very first trip to Yangon and I was leaving the country… Continue reading

A Monk’s Life 2

    Author’s Note: This short series features images of meditating Buddhist monks at the Golden Pagoda (Shwedagon) of Yangon, Myanmar.  A full article about the Shwedagon will shortly follow.

Yangon – A First Glimpse

A photo essay about the colorful capital of Myanmar (Burma)

A Monk’s Life 1

    Author’s Note: This short series features images of meditating Buddhist monks at the Golden Pagoda (Shwedagon) of Yangon, Myanmar.  A full article about Yangon and the Shwedagon will shortly follow.

It’s Warm and Easy in Tbilisi (Re-post from Feb 2012)

I started A Traveler’s Tale in July 2011.  As a new blogger in WordPress, not too many knew about this site yet and I was still struggling to understand how to best position… Continue reading

The Fire Dancers of Crocodile Park

Davao City, August 2015: I had a chance once again to visit the Tribu K’Mindanawan Cultural Village at Davao Crocodile Park to accompany a small group of guests from Manila.  Conveniently located along… Continue reading

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