The temples of Bagan spread out on the plains
Ana and I tutored a Burmese student from the We Women foundation twice a week while we lived in Chiang Mai.
Early morning market stalls in Hpa-An, Burma.
A pretty mermaid takes up residence over a pool of water and a set of painted caves near Hpa-an, Burma. in Hpa-An, Burma.
A dish filled with homemade jams at the Whitehouse hotel in Yangon.
Some pretty hideous fish at one of the temples in Mandalay.
Indian chapati and dhal in Mandalay.
Ana smiles big at the thought of our delicious chapati and dhal from the street-food vendors in Mandalay.
A colorful Hindu temple in Mandalay.
Shy smiles from some school girls making their way home on the streets of Mandalay
Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple in Mandalay.
A delicious veggie Indian meal in Mandalay.
Two monks ride on the top of a truck in Mandalay, Burma.
A delicious chapati and dhal from the street food stall near the ET Hotel in Mandalay, Burma.
Men play a game on the streets of Mandalay, paying no heed to the passerbys as the game heated up.
Cycling girls make their way home from school in Mandalay.
Traffic and kids as a school lets out in Mandalay.
The process and tools used to make the thin sheets of gold used throughout Burma.
Men hammer the gold leaf and pound it flat at a shop in Mandalay.
Workers press and set the gold leaf so it can be used and applied to temples and statues throughout Burma.
Ana and I enjoy a trishaw ride to see the Gold Leaf shops in Mandalay.
Our traveling companions for the day trip to Mingun.
A delicious fermented tea leaf salad (laphet thote, or lapheto) from a food vendor in Mingun.
Overlooking Mingun from the crumbling ruins of Mingun Temple.
Overlooking Mingun and the Irrawaddy River.
Jumping for all we're worth overlooking Mingun and the Irrawaddy River.
Hsinbyume Pagoda near Mingun, Mandalay.