I love Myanmar and it’s people.

The culture, the traditions, the monks, the peacefulness of rural life and the busy-ness of city life.

After a recent trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma), I was swept away by the friendly people, colorful scenery and stunning pagodas.  I can’t wait to return.

Here’s some photos from the trip I wanted to share with you of the friendly (and happy) people of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and other Burmese cities.

Peace from Myanmar myanmar2A delicious bite essenceDon’t worry, be happy. myanmar1Irrawady river boat captain myanmar4A monk in meditation myanmar7In deep thought myanmar8Young monks in prayer myanmar10An afternoon stroll myanmar11In deep concentration myanmar12Smile! myanmar13Afternoon snacks myanmar14Lunch time myanmar15A good read myanmar16In traditional clothing

myanmar20A protective guard myanmar19 “I’ll give you a good price…” Myanmar18Early morning vegetable market myanmar17

A Burmese and Indian grandmothermyanmar3