When David Lovejoy isn’t busy taking small group tours around Japan, he’s jetsetting over to beautiful Burma. Armed with a camera, he shares just a few of the magic moments from his latest journey.
Photos of Burma
A young woman posing while her friend takes her picture at Hsu Taung Pyi Pagoda, Bagan. The cosmetic paste applied to the face is a common feature in Burma, made from ground thanaka wood. It protects the skin from sunburn and blemishes.
Use your head! Buddhist nuns in their telltale pink robes walking beside the Full Moon Market near Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan.
A fine view of the recently renovated Ananda Temple from the newly constructed viewpoint berm courtesy of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency.
A horse drawn cart is best viewed from afar, or used for mixing paint.
Think rowing a boat is harder than it looks? Try doing it with one leg, just for kicks. Shan fisherman, Inle Lake.
A rice farmer tending to his crops in the agriculturally well-endowed region surrounding Inle Lake.
The afternoon commute, Inle Lake.
In and around Mandalay
A monk updating his social media profile at Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay.
Congrats to the betrothed! Taking their engagement photos at Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay. Fun fact: It’s illegal/impossible to marry a Burmese woman if you are a foreigner.
Sunset on the Irrawaddy, seen from the teakwood U Bein Bridge.
A chillin’ child at U Min Thonze Pagoda, Sagaing Hill.
A view of the Irrawaddy as seen from Sagaing Hill.
The definitive view of Taung Kalat monastery as seen from Popa Mountain Resort. You could climb 777 crowded steps barefoot, some not much more than ladder rungs, whilst guarding your belongings from aggressive monkeys to reach an inferior view in every way, or you could be driven to this spot to enjoy a cold beverage.
The morning market in Yangon’s Chinatown.
This man likes to stay hydrated, Yangon.
Capture some magic moments of your own on one of David’s 2018 small group tours to Burma (Myanmar).