You want to take our photo on your phone? And you also want a picture taken of you with us? Hey, this is backwards. We want to take photos of you – Myanmar people photos!
We love taking photos of people when we travel. We’re the ones usually shooting the pictures for our travel stories and blog.
We’re not so accustomed to having people snap photos of us for their albums.
On our river cruise in Myanmar, the local Myanmar people 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!
Myanmar people photos
When it came our turn to take photos of the local people, we found them to be warm and friendly. They didn’t mind us photographing them. And no one asked for money in exchange for a picture.
Here are some 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…
Photo credits: 1, 3 to 5, 9, 11, 12 and 14 to 16 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase