You want to take our photo on your phone? And you also want a picture taken of you with us?
We love taking photos of people when we travel. We’re the ones usually shooting the pictures for our albums. We’re not so accustomed to having people snap photos of us for their albums.
But on our Irrawaddy River cruise in Myanmar a couple of months ago, the local people of Myanmar in smaller, off-the-tourist-path villages stopped us several times so they could take our picture on their phones. Guess we looked “exotic” to them!
Everywhere we went though, the people of Myanmar were warm and friendly and didn’t mind us photographing them. No one asked for money in exchange for a picture.
Here are some of our photos of the faces of Myanmar (Burma)
You’ll see that many of the girls and women wear traditional thanaka on their faces and arms. A yellowish-white paste made from ground bark, it’s worn for cosmetic decoration and to protect against the burning sun.
And, oh, the little monks – they stole our hearts…