Out of order, and mostly uncaptioned, thanks to the glacial pace of internet where I am, but here are a few pics of Myanmar…
Earth – to be chewed by pregnant women
Lotus blossoms. Their stalks (behind) are being used to make thread
Cigars / cigarettes
Cigar-making tools and ingredients
Houses on Inle Lake
The ride home – umbrellas: the great weather protection. Rain, nor sun, nor the splash of boats can get through.
Floating gardens of Inle – mostly tomatoes and beans
The famous Inle tomatoes en route to market
Boats on the canal home.
Fishermen, Inle Lake (please note the guy on the left looks like an 80s rock star…only fishing)
Fishermen, Inle Lake
Testing temple platforms for a photo shoot of the yoga teacher I was traveling with.
Waiting for the light to change.
Just climbed down the temple behind me. Action shots courtesy of Michael Gaigl.
Me, on the hike. Note the flip flops (I know, it’s hard to look beyond the tourist hat).
This monk led us on a twenty minute hike through the country to show us the cave monastery we were seeking. And never would have found without his help.