Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Faces of Myanmar

Myanmar has been in the news the past months; when an American swam a river to get to exiled political leader Ang Suu Kyi's house and much recently, when surveillance revealed North Korea moving arms to this country. sri kali temple boyLooking back to my trip now, I hardly felt the military presence save for a stopover at the checkpoint halfway from Bagan to Yangon and the airport staff in military uniforms. Maybe because meeting the locals, I really felt the warmth and hospitality of the Burmese.shwedagon red on redNo fake smiles and expressions here, just happiness that permeates from smiling, welcoming faces. I just thought it would be nice to share some of the faces of people I've met along the way, perchance to give a bit of insight as to Myanmar beyond the headlines.popa seller smiles
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