02.02.2003 - 07.03.2003 32 °C
Travelled to Myanmar/Thailand... arrived Yangoon (Myanmar) via Bangkok (Thailand), then travelled to/through Yangon, Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake), Kalaw, Mandalay, Pywin U Lwin, Mandalay, Bagan, Pyay, Pathein, Chaungtha Beach, Pathein and Yangon (Myanmar)... and back home via Bangkok (Thailand)...
View along Rangoon streets to the central 'Sule Paya' from the overpass in the 'Theigyi Zei' markets, Rangoon, Myanmar.
Fishing in a traditional Intha leg-propelled canoe on peaceful Inle Lake, Myanmar.
The un-restored 'Banyan Tree Monastery' temples and stupas, Indein, Myanmar.
Shot of the infamous Moustache Brothers, Pwe troupe (traditional Burmese entertainment) that combines music, drama and improvisation with a heavy dose of political satire that has seen Par Par Lay (performer in the middle) spend 7 years in jail for comments of support for Myanmar's Nobel peace prize winning democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi! Mandalay, Myanmar. (Par Par Lay - RIP)
In the small river-side trading town of Pyay/Prome you'll find the impressive Shwesandaw Paya, Pyay, Myanmar.
Tongue in Cheek
Burmese boy in happier times at Chaungtha Beach village, Myanmar.
The majestic Shwedagon (ie. Golden Dagon) Pagoda taken in the late afternoon, this structure dominates the Rangoon skyline from every vantage point and has to be seen to be believed! Rangoon, Myanmar.