Beautiful Burma

December 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

One of the things I love about National Geographic sponsored tours is the flexibility. One morning in Myanmar we set out for the day and were passing by fields of peanuts being harvested. Our photography expert, Chris Ranier, asked if we wanted to make a quick stop.

We piled out of the bus, crossed the road, tromped across the field and started snapping. The Burmese can sometimes be shy, but they are always gracious. Few refuse photos. (Sometimes they even ask for your photo with them!)

The men sang while they winnowed by hand and gave us a good-natured show. They laughed as we stooped under the peanuts and debris raining down to get "the perfect shot."

The ladies kept the men supplied with the work. This lovely girl is covered from the sun and wearing thanaka, a traditional Burmese cosmetic. The watch tucked into her hat is pure charming!



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