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PHOTO: Goods Carried on the Head, A Common Sight in Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: All manner of goods carried on the head are sold to passengers of the ferry that continually crosses between Yangon and the small village of Dala in Myanmar. In addition to this watermelon, I saw vendors with giant stacks of oranges, baskets of steamed…

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Riding the Circular Train in Yangon, Myanmar

Our guide, Mu Mu, wrinkled up her nose when she learned I planned to take the Circular Train in Yangon. “It is not very comfortable,” she said. “Hard to go to the bathroom and takes a long time.” It sounded perfect to me. Later that morning, I traipsed through the mud to a…

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PHOTO: Afternoon Tea and Checkers in Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: Afternoon break for tea and Checkers in Myanmar. Squatting on low plastic stools that are set out on the streets around Scott Market in Yangon, these men seemed oblivious to the cars and motorcycles that sped by with only inches to spare. The game…

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PHOTO: Unloading Charcoal at the Market in Dala, Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: Unloading charcoal to be sold at the market in Dala, a small village across the river from downtown Yangon, Myanmar. In an attempt to slow down deforestation, the production of charcoal has been restricted in some regions of the country. Charcoal use in the…

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PHOTO: Proud Papa and Baby in Yangon, Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: Proud papa and baby pose for photos while riding the Circular Train that makes a three-hour circuit around Yangon, Myanmar. The baby’s face is covered with Thanakha paste, made from a powder obtained by grinding branches of the Thanakha tree. It is widely used…

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Run For The Border

When I arrived in Thailand I was granted a free 30-day entry stamp. Thailand’s immigration law allows tourists to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days in any 180 day period, however the entry stamp must be renewed every 30 days. The only way to accomplish this is to leaving…

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