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A visit to Inle Lake, with the floating vegetable gardens, and one legged fishermen rowing their boats, the lunch we dined on - baked fish in banana leaf, with ginger and garlic and chili, the five day markets.. oh it all.. I can't wait to return soon.. April 2017!
Myanmar was a wonderful country to visit, and one of my favourite places was this, the Kawgun Caves near Hpa An. All of those little red bits that run across the cave walls are tiny little Buddha images. I have no idea how many thousands there are, but I thought it was stunning.
This temple -Kyauk Galap - was one of my favourites. There isn't much to see inside, but the look of it outside is amazing. And the people here were so friendly.
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is certainly an impressive sight, especially when lit up at night. This scene, with people sat illuminated by the glow, seemed fitting, as many people regard themselves to be a better person because of their religion, being in its reflected glory.
In Bagan, we treated ourselves to a hot air balloon flight over the many temples. It was a fabulous trip, with stunning sunrise views.
I always feel a little uncomfortable taking close up photos of people; I tend not to take them much, but if I do I always ask. Sadly, I've noticed many fellow travellers who seem to think that they can do whatever they like to get the photo they want, sometimes quite intrusively or a way that treats their subject like a exhibit, rather than a fellow person. This young monk in Mandalay was obviously happy to pose for the cameras - and he had no shortage of takers for that 'unique' monk shot.
I love reflections anyway, so our visit to the U Bein Bridge was perfect for me. I especially liked this image because, although the reflection has been a little distorted by the movement of our oar the fisherman - and his great top - is still reflected.
The sad thing about travelling to beautiful places, especially ones that are great at sunrise or sunset, is that you have to share the experience with so many others. At least here, the boats all positioned in a way that everyone got a great, unimpeded view.
The old teak U Bein Bridge near Mandalay is a favourite sunset spot for visitors. Can't think why!
The old teak of the U Bein Bridge in Myanmar is an impressive sight, if a little creaky when walking over it. I loved the reflections on the water, so as we passed under in the boat, I got a shot along it.
We popped along to see The remaining two of The Moustache Brothers while we were in Mandalay. The show isn't exactly world class, but it is intriguing to see two people who caused so much upset to the military regime here, and think about what they went through for the sake of a few jokes.