From off the beaten tourist trail, here is an assortment of photos from my last trip to Myanmar; food, friends, and fantastic places! Take a ride on the fermented tea leaf express!
Lunch spread at Phyo Maung Maung’s house in Bagan.
Nine Nine playing some Linn Linn songs on guitar in Bagan.
A sandstone painter in Bagan displays his wares.
Ko Soe and his son in Bagan.
Lunch at Zin Ko’s grandmother’s house.
The friendly front desk staff at the Hotel Queen in Mandalay.
Explosion of colors at the market in Nyaungshwe.
Mar Mar Aye at the Golden Bowl Bookshop in Nyaungshwe.
Zin Ko and his grandmother in Mandalay.
Monks! Monks! Monks! in Tat Ein village.
All hail the mighty duck in Mandalay!
Ma Pu Sue and Lesly in Nyaungshwe.
Shelter from the storm at the Tat Ein monastery.
Mandalay’s fire tower on 81st Street.
An afternoon game of football in Nyaungshwe.
A plate of fermented tea leaf salad: a true Myanmar treat!
U Kyaw in Mandalay.
Yes, we have bananas!
With Zin Ko and Baw Ga in Mandalay.
U Tin Chit at his teashop in Mandalay.
Don’t drink that!
Ko Maw Hsi in Mandalay.
Outside the classroom lessons in Tat Ein village.
Kyaw Zin Tun at the Hotel Queen in Mandalay.
Mr. Jerry at his bike rental shop in Mandalay.
Nuns making their rounds in Mandalay.
The first cut is the deepest at the Tat Ein monastery!
Novice monk at the Tat Ein monastery applies ointment to his “haircut” wounds.