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Photo Gallery: A Week in Myanmar

Sun rays pierce through the jungle canopy at a Buddhist temple.

Workers till the soil under the relentless Burmese sun.

Who needs fancy electronic scales when you’ve got weights and an equilibrium? 151 more words


Yangon: Vintage Myanmar

DOWNTOWN YANGON’S SKYLINE recalls to mind a familiar image on a hot October afternoon, as I sit at the rooftop veranda of the hostel I’m staying in. 1,076 more words


Rice field house

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography, 2016

António Marques

Cool Kalaw

Another bus, this one not quite so crazy despite hitting a dog, took me from Bagan to Kalaw, up steep and windy mountain roads with breathtaking views. 583 more words

A Weather Spoons in Bagan as well as a couple of temples

There is a Weather Spoons in Bagan. Apparently a balloon pilot spent some time being trained in Bristol and on his return to Myanmar decided to open a restaurant and named it after one of his favourite pub chains in the UK. 78 more words



ႏိုက္ထ႐ိုဂ်င္ဓာတ္ေျမၾသဇာ စီမံခန္႕ခြဲမႈဆိုင္ရာ အေျခခံသေဘာတရားမ်ား

နိုက္ထ႐ိုဂ်င္ဓာတ္သည္ အပင္ၾကီးထြားဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးေရးအတြက္ မရွိမျဖစ္ေသာ အာဟာရဓာတ္ျဖစ္သည္။ စပါးပင္သည္ ယင္းတို႕၏လိုအပ္ေသာ ႏိုက္ထ႐ိုဂ်င္ကို ေျမဆီလြွာအတြင္းမွလည္းေကာင္း၊ ဇီ၀ေျမၾသဇာမွလည္းေကာင္း၊ သဘာ၀အေလ်ာက္ ရရွိၾကပါသည္။ သို႕ေသာ္သဘာ၀အေလ်ာက္ ရွိရင္းစြဲျဖစ္ေသာ အာဟာရဓာတ္မ်ားသည္ စပါးအထြက္ႏႈန္း ျမင့္မားေစေရးအတြက္ လံုေလာက္မွဳရွိရန္ လြန္စြာခဲယဥ္းမည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ စပါးအထြက္ျမင့္မားေစရန္ႏွင့္ ေရသြင္းစိုက္ႏွင့္ ေရေတာ္မိုးေတာ္ေဒသမ်ားတြင္ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ပိုမိုရရွိေစရန္ ႏိုက္ထ႐ိုဂ်င္ပါဝင္ေသာ ဓာတ္ေျမၾသဇာမ်ားကို မျဖစ္မေန ထပ္မံျဖည့္စြက္ထည့္သြင္းရန္ လိုအပ္ပါသည္။


Exploring the temples of Bagan

I wasn’t sure I would make it to Bagan in one piece, considering our minivan driver’s somewhat erratic behaviour. We zoomed down roads, paths, towns, toll gates at a steady 80km/h – all under the influence of beetlenut, which, let’s not forget, is a mild intoxicant. 452 more words