A Roadside Scene

Bundles of handwoven grass mats wait with their owner by a roadside store for the next bus to the city.  Weaving is an alternative source of income for rural Myanmar women on lean… Continue reading

Meal Stop

A lady traveler examines the foodstuff on display at a bus stopover between Yangon and Mandalay. Among the chow one can get from these roadside diners, aside from the usual veggies and river… Continue reading

A Long Way Home

Two ladies make their way home from the ricefields in Monyo Township in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  Women comprise a significant portion of the country’s labor force in the agriculture sector as… Continue reading

Dusty Roads

A farmer and his wife ride towards home on a cartload of bamboos and firewood along the dusty rural roads of the rice-growing delta region of Bago.  The agriculture sector accounts for around… Continue reading

Farm Huts

The rustic Asian scenery is what keeps my eyes and lenses busy as I travel to the rural areas of Myanmar and it thrills me to imagine how simple and quiet life would… Continue reading

Boating with Grandpa

A old man takes his grandson, a city boy, on a boat ride around a small lake in a remote village in the Kyaukkyi Township in the Bago Region of Ayeyarwady Delta in… Continue reading

Waiting for the Rain

Traces of the previous year’s rice season can be seen around a blooming fire tree while the rest of the fields at the back have been cultivated for this year’s cropping.

Fields of Green

These working women look lilliputian in size in the middle of the vast fields of green beans in the flood plains of the Irrawady River  in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  This year’s… Continue reading

Myanmar: When the Granaries are Full

These structures are used to store rice and other grains in rural Myanmar.  In the dry season (around October to May), when the rice fields have been harvested and the granaries are full;… Continue reading

Myanmar: Golden Harvest

A group of women harvest beans and prepares the ground for the next rice-planting season.  In June-July, when monsoon rains start, these fields gradually turn into rice paddies.  Rural farmers alternate vegetables and… Continue reading

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