Faces of Burma
We came across these 2 cute children on our first day in Yangon. Like all the people we met in Burma, they loved having their photo taken.
We met this man whilst cycling around the temples of Bagan. We got lost looking for a restaurant (we always do) and he kindly invited us back to his Parents house for lunch! It was by far the best Burmese food we had.
A fisherman from Inle Lake. There will be more photos of these guys in our Inle Lake blog doing their famous rowing technique. We loved his hat!
We met this wonderful old lady on the circle train going around Yangon. It’s a great journey to experience local life. When an Asian lady to look old it usually means she is very old. She is probably the world’s oldest woman but does not even know it!
We met this little chap before going on a train journey. Like all Burmese people he has a lovely smile but when they pose for photos, most of them put on this serious face.
We met this beautiful lady at the amazing market in Inle Lake. She was one of the sellers and loved having her photo taken.
Here is Karen with loads of monks that we met at The Golden Rock site. Check out the glasses of the monk in the middle at the back!
Burmese boys love to colour their hair red for some reason. Check out these 2 cool dudes we met at the Shwedagon Pagoda.
My favourite couple from the whole trip! They were on the same train as us and as I happily took photos of people & scenes they kept smiling at me. What I did not realize was their smiles meant please take a photo of us! As soon as I asked them, they both tidied themselves up and starting posing!
We met this young man in one of the temples of Bagan. Yet again as soon as he posed he went really serious.
Our favourite entrepreneur from Burma! Her name is Pupu and she sold us some handmade postcards. She is adorable.
One of the ladies that weave beautiful scarves near Inle Lake. Check out how she is extracting the fibres from the lotus plant.
Paul & Karen with a long necked Karen! We bumped into this lovely lady by chance. We took the wrong turn to our boat and there she was. She spoke great English and had a childlike laugh.
Beautiful Mom & Daughter we met waiting for our train back to Yangon.
Even the babies of Burma pose for photos!
One day we were cycling around Bagan and came across this huge religious procession. Everybody looked amazing!
Karen having her face painted like the locals. It is good for the skin and cools the face down, something which is needed in boiling hot Bagan!
The only way to get around the villages of Inle Lake is by boat.
This kid must have been very hot! Bless him, it’s even on his eyebrows.
A market trader on Inle Lake
As you can imagine trying to choose just 20 images for this blog was nigh on impossible! We have so many photos of these beautiful people I could have easily included another 20 but I did not want to bore you. Going through them makes me miss Burma already and we only left 5 days ago! It’s truly a special country with the most amazing people. I will write more in depth blogs on each place we visited in the near future.
Talking of special places. Which country has been special to you? Please let us know as I am sure our readers would love to hear about it.
Have a great week everyone!
Love and Peace,