Tag Archive: travel

Myanmar Snapshots 7: The Retro Sidecar

Kawhmu Township, Myanmar; March 2016: Walking around the township center, I can’t help but feel as if I was thrown back in time to the 1930s.  Not that I knew exactly how the… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Coffee and A Rural Market Scene – Myanmar

February 2016:  I woke up, somewhat disoriented, to the gentle stirrings of the sleepy town of Moenyo deep in the floodplains of the Irrawaddy River in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  It was… Continue reading

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

Yangon – A First Glimpse

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

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