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July 27: A Month in Myanmar - Incredible!

Christi spent July traveling through Myanmar (Burma). This devoutly Buddhist country is considered a pariah state and is heavily sanctioned by the UN, deterring many from visiting. It's not hard to find oneself the only foreigner in town, and the people here are the warmest and most hospitable one could imagine. Travel is difficult, with long rides on worn-out buses and washed-out, unpaved roads; but the smiles and curiosity of the people, who are eager to play host in their country, make any discomfort a mere afterthought.




Shwedagon Paya in Yangon (Rangoon).




A 71-yr-old English teacher and his family. He was eager to play tour guide and host in his hometown of Pyay (Prome).




The gentle faces of Burma.




Shwezagon Paya in Bagan (Pagan). The amount of gold rubbed onto pagodas throughout Burma is nothing short of impressive.




Bagan (Pagan) at sunset. Breathtaking.




Taking it all in.




The longest teak bridge in the world, near Mandalay.




Monks lining up at the monastary to take their dinner at 11am. They won't eat again until 5am.




Rice farmers in the country-side.




Life on Inle Lake.




A floating village - everything happens on the water here.




Local kids are excited to see their instant image in the display of the camera.




Fishing with his hands, rowing with his feet.




The many delicious varieties of bananas that grow in Burma.




A cave in Pindaya filled with thousands of Buddha images.




Sule Paya at night in Rangoon.




Another impressive pagoda of gold in Bago, not far from Rangoon.




Local transport.


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2011

2011


January (South Korea)
  • 2: Grocery Shopping
  • 23: Eating Live Octopus

    February (South Korea)
  • 28: Collage of Kimchi Cat

    March (Christi in Thailand)
  • 9: Christi in Thailand (Koh Tao)
  • 13: More of Koh Tao
  • 25: Snacks in Thailand
  • 27: Lots of Rain, Lots of Rain
  • 31: Rescue Off of Koh Tao

    April (Christi in Cambodia)
  • 3: Siem Reap
  • 4: Day 1 Angkor Wat
  • 5: Day 2 Angkor Wat
  • 6: Day 3 Angkor Wat
  • 11: Battambang
  • 13: Phnom Penh & Killing Fields
  • 14: More of Phnom Penh
  • 16: Still in Phnom Penh
  • 19: Last Day in Phnom Penh
  • 30: South Coast of Cambodia

    May (Christi in Thailand)
  • 17: Chillin' in Trat, Thailand
  • 29: A Thai Island

    June (Christi in Thailand)
  • 24: Elephant Sanctuary
  • 25: Erawan Waterfalls
  • 26: Elephant Feeding Time
  • 27: More Elephants
  • 28: Memorial in Kanchanaburi

    July (Christi in Burma)
  • 27: An Incredible Month in Myanmar

    August (Christi in Cambodia & Vietnam)
  • 22: Back Through Cambodia
  • 24: Good Morning, Vietnam!
  • 27: Call Me Miss Saigon
  • 31: Hoi An - History, Beaches and FOOD!

    September (Christi in Vietnam, Tauru in Winslow)
  • 5: Hue-tastic!
  • 7: Labor Day at Winslow Wall
  • 21: Christi Comes Home

    October (Tempe, Arizona)
  • 16: Vietnam, The Rest

    November (Tempe, Arizona)
  • 14: Good Times with Friends

    December (Argentina)
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