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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Sailing the Irrawaddy River, beginning near Mandalay, the shallowest part of the river during the dry season

During monsoon season, sailing the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar is easy, as the river is high and wide. In the dry season, however, the river shrinks and sailing becomes much more...

Girl from Ohn Ne Kyaung fishing village near Bagan, Myanmar, sits next to a drum made by her family, which specializes in making percussion instruments from locally available materials

Click on title to view photo in large format: Girl from Ohn Ne Kyaung village near Bagan, Myanmar, sits next to a handmade drum. The main occupations in this tiny village...

Viking River Mandalay Explorer boat on the Irrawaddy River near Mandalay

The sprite of a girl stood half hidden behind the bamboo gate leading to her family home. “Bye bye,” she said, waving and giggling. “Mingalaba,” I replied, using one of only...

Interior of Shwenandaw Monastery Palace in Mandalay, Myanmar is covered in real gold foil

Click on title to view photo in large format: Interior of Shwenandaw Monastery, also known as Golden Palace Monastery, in Mandalay, Myanmar. The structure was originally part of the royal palace...

Women from Yandabo pottery making village near Mandalay, Myanmar, carry freshly fired pots down to the riverbank in preparation for shipping

Click on title to view photo in large format: Women from Yandabo pottery making village near Mandalay, Myanmar. The entire village is involved in the business of making clay pots, from...

Child Caried on Mother's Back in Myinkaba Village, Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: After my Viking River Myanmar Explorer Cruise/Tour ended, I returned to Bagan for an additional five days to explore more of the...