Being in a new city and in a new country is thrilling, overwhelming and often hilarious. Here are a few shots and moments from a day on the town.
Scott trying to get a shot of Sule Pagoda as we take a taxi ride through downtown Yangon.
The buildings may be old and moldy, but they are stunning to look at. It is fascinating to compare the old buildings against the new foreground of people driving Lexus SUVs and monks holding smartphones.
We found a Western bakery to the left of Bogyoke Market. Bar Boon was the perfect place to enjoy coffee and a croissant while watching life pour into the market.
The view from the cafe.
On our way into the market these two sales women got us when they said “Mango, no water, no sugar.”
Boy, they were good!
This woman was so beautiful, I had to capture her with her stack of rice and noodles.
A street market near Shwedagon Pagoda.
This is a common scene on the streets of Yangon. People are always eating, drinking tea and sharing stories.
Just taking a taxi ride around the city is an adventure itself. We took this picture from a taxi on our way to Shwedagon Pagoda.
Walking down the street following a group of teenage nuns.