Friday, April 19, 2013

Burma Part VIII continued

I felt like I was overloading you with images on my last post, so I divided it up. 

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On our second day of trekking there were loads of miscommunications along the way, but we ended at the Lonely Tree for sunset, and it was wonderful...

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Our route:

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Our host on the second night:

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People in the villages work together to collect firewood before the monsoon rains hit. This wood is used to warm their homes and cook their meals, build their homes, make their tools, etc. It is also a major contributor to bad air quality, poor health, and deforestation. I'm not criticizing the communities, I'm criticizing the world, and the Myanmar government, for not helping to replace this reliance on wood.

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The paddy fields were being prepared for the rains too...

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Lunch hosts

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Fire ant eggs being prepared to eat...

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I think this is ingenious -- they put a rope around the horns of the cow and the end of a bamboo pole and now the cow can move a full 360 around the pole.

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Over the trek we were surrounded by butterflies, who refused to sit still for photographs. But this guy was willing to accommodate me...

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