The betel quid contains betel leaf, areca nut and slaked lime (Chewing stains the teeth red, is carcinogenic and mildly euphoric)
Morning Alms Round
"Plenty in here, lads!"
Headquarters for Aung San Suu Kyi - "The Lady"
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
Daily Inspection, Shwedagon Pagoda
Reclining Buddha, Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

Pyin Oo Lwin

Oil Cans!
Chocolate Soldier (Brown Pansy)
Lemon Pansy
Lime Butterfly
Mottled Emigrant
Guide's Daughter
Pin Line Teak Monastery Restoration
Pin Line Teak Monastery (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Burmese Shrike
Country Wine, Pin Line Teak Village
Breeze Blocks (Individually moulded), Pin Line Teak Village
Pyin Oo Lwin Station
Pyin Oo Lwin Station
Naung Hkio Station
Gokteik Viaduct
National Kandawgyi Gardens
Grey Wagtail, National Kandawgyi Gardens
Black Swan National Kandawgyi Gardens
Black Swans & Chick, National Kandawgyi Gardens
Baikal Teal in Eclipse Plumage, National Kandawgyi Gardens
Juvenile Ruddy Shelduck, National Kandawgyi Gardens


16 Monks on the Road to Mandalay!
Flower Power
Gold Leaf
Gold Leaf, With water timer in bowl & offering to The Spirits (Bananas)
Shwenandaw Monastery
Shwenandaw Monastery
Marble Slab with Buddhist inscription One of 729 each within its own stupa, Kuthodaw Pagoda
Just a few of the 729 stupas containing the marble inscriptions shown in the previous image, Kuthodaw Pagoda
Standing Buddha in Shweyattaw Temple, Mandalay Hill
Sutaungpyei Pagoda, Mandalay Hill
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda
H&S would have a field day here!
Marble Buddhas
Needs must! (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Embroidery (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Silk Weaving (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Maha-Gandar-Yone Monastery, Amarapura
Maha-Gandar-Yone Monastery, Amarapura
Irrigation, Shan Kalay Kyun
Brass Foundry, Shan Kalay Kyun
Grinding & Polishing Brass Buddhas, Shan Kalay Kyun
Furniture manufacture & sugar cane guillotine, Shan Kalay Kyun
Plums for de-stoning and export to China, Shan Kalay Kyun
Another good drying day, Shan Kalay Kyun
Paddyfield Pipit, Shan Kalay Kyun
Green Bee-eater, Shan Kalay Kyun
Spotted Dove, Shan Kalay Kyun
Snake!, Shan Kalay Kyun
Umin Thounzeh With 45 Sitting Buddhas
Umin Thounzeh With Thai Monks
Taungthaman Lake From U Bein Teak Bridge
White Wagtail Taungthaman Lake
Little Plover Taungthaman Lake
Barn Swallows Taungthaman Lake
Great & Intermediate Egrets & Adult non-breeding Black Stilts Taungthaman Lake
Teak on The Irrawaddy River (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Village on the move down The Irrawaddy River
Alexandrine Parakeet


Bagan from Irrawaddy jetty
"As far as the eye can see..........."!
Pagodas on the plain (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Myauk Guni Temple
Htilominlo Temple
Treddle Sewing Machines Nyaung Oo Market
Shwezigon Pagoda
Lacquerware using Gold Leaf
Phahto Thar Myar Temple
Brahma Vishnu & Shiva Nat Hlaung Kyaung Monastery
Ananda Temple
Old Bagan Festival
Thanaka Yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Traditional Medicine (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Fish Paste
Traditional Puppet Theatre (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Traditional Music (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Vinous-breasted Starling
White-throated Babbler
Long-tailed Shrike
Indian Roller
Common Hoopoe
Plain-backed Sparrow
Male Pied Bushchat
Rice Noodles
Rice Noodles


Mountain Tailorbird
Scarlet Minivet
Black-headed Greenfinch
Black-naped Oriole
Turmeric Grown by Nepalese Immigrants
"Let sleeping dogs lie"
"Committed" Monk (bare feet - robe round neck) With cannister for donated food & sunshade for shaven head
Probably safer to walk!

Myin Ma Ti

Myin Ma Ti Pagoda (Stalactites severed to accommodate Buddhas!)
Collared Myna
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery

Inle Lake

Traditional Fisherman leg-rowing to keep both hands free
"Tourist" leg-rowing Fisherman!
6-inch Golden Silk Orb-weaver (Nephila pilipes)
Crow Butterfly
Clouded Yellow
Black Drongo with Grasshopper
Male Stonechat
Female Stonechat
Glossy Ibis & Black-winged Stilts
Black-winged Stilts (With single Glossy Ibis!)
Yellow Bittern
Asian Openbill
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Oriental Magpie Robin
Spinning Top Kon Chan Htet Monastery
Spinning Top Kon Chan Htet Monastery
Bamboo Matting (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone
Growing-up on the lake
No shortage of business here but oh for a power saw!
Lotus farm and new workshops
Harvesting Lotus Fibre from the plant stem
Twisting the Lotus Fibres from the stem to form a thread
Spinning the threads to form continuous lengths and making into yarn
Yarn & Weaving
Making Cheroots
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda With the 5 small Buddhas being covered with gold leaf
5 Day Market
Red-spot Jezebel
Shwe Inn Thein Paya Pagodas
Lineated Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet
White-throated Kingfisher
Sunflowers Tan Taung
Panning for Gold (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
(Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Rice (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
Processing Raw Cane Sugar (Image courtesy of Caroline Egglestone)
The End!