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  • Of Nuns and Monks

    Myanmar, July 2016: It suddenly rained while I was taking photos of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda in July so I took shelter in one of the buildings where a number... Read more

    Posted on 12 November 2016 TRAVEL
  • Of Nuns and Monks 2

    Myanmar, July 2016: I am amazed at the strength of faith and dedication Myanmar people demonstrate towards their religion. Young boys and girls, at a very... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • Of Nuns and Monks 1

    Myanmar, July 2016: Myanmar is one of the most religious countries in Asia. Buddhist of the Theravada tradition dominate the population and, indeed, are very... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar: The Rice Planting Season is On!

    Myanmar, June 2016. The monsoon rains arrived early this year. And, like strokes applied from a giant paint brush, the colors and shades of the fields turned... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 9: Farm Life

    I once took still photos of some 300 Mongolian gers (yurts) on the steppes of Bulgan Province from the passenger seat of a moving Land Cruiser in the span of... Read more

    Posted on 30 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • Pink on Grayscale

    When I was just starting to join photo exhibits many years ago, I preferred to personally frame the prints for exhibit myself. It was a tedious work,... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 7: The Retro Sidecar

    Kawhmu Township, Myanmar; March 2016: Walking around the township center, I can't help but feel as if I was thrown back in time to the 1930s. Not that I knew... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 6: Country Wagons

    Some 70% of the Myanmar population are farmers and a significant symbol of these farmers' lives is the wooden farm wagon. Made of two wooden wheels and... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • Sir Woolly Whiskers

    This is a true story: He was a nobody when he decided to be a part the small cat kingdom in the compound. There was a huge alpha male, Ramon, who reigned over... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 5: Thatch 2

    February 2016: The ricefields in the small village of Naung Gone in the post-conflict township of Kyaukkyi, in Bago Region were dry but the barns and rice... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • The Bird Who Came to Breakfast

    Honiara, Solomon Islands / May 2016: It was my first time in this small Pacific country and I stayed here for a week but, also for the first time, I have not... Read more

    Posted on 28 June 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 4: Thatch 1

    February 2016: The ricefields in the small village of Naung Gone in Kyaukkyi Township were dry but the barns and rice granaries were full from the previous... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 3: A Theravada Tradition

    Having been conditioned for many years to the rigid security arrangements in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, I was very careful when I first explored... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 2: Rural Markets

    I love examining local markets when visiting a new place. Among the most exciting ones I have visited were those in a very remote town in Papua New Guinea... Read more

    Posted on 11 June 2016 TRAVEL
  • Myanmar Snapshots 1: Subtle Ironies

    Traveling around Myanmar, I can't help but notice the rapid progress in the telecommunication system of this country, probably to a point where it has... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2016 TRAVEL
  • Flower Girl

    A girl sells lotus buds and other flowers at a sidewalk outside the Shwedagon Pagoda in downtown Yangon. The lotus has an important symbol in Buddhist belief.... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2016 TRAVEL
  • A Roadside Scene

    Bundles of handwoven grass mats wait with their owner by a roadside store for the next bus to the city. Weaving is an alternative source of income for rural... Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2016 TRAVEL
  • A Long Way Home

    Two ladies make their way home from the ricefields in Monyo Township in the Bago Region of Myanmar. Women comprise a significant portion of the country's... Read more

    Posted on 18 May 2016 TRAVEL
  • Boating with Grandpa

    A old man takes his grandson, a city boy, on a boat ride around a small lake in a remote village in the Kyaukkyi Township in the Bago Region of Ayeyarwady... Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2016 TRAVEL
  • Fields of Green

    These working women look lilliputian in size in the middle of the vast fields of green beans in the flood plains of the Irrawady River in the Bago Region of... Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2016 TRAVEL