Montage Monday: Burma 2005

Take a walk down memory lane with me on this three-photo montage highlighting my best memories from past travels!

My first night in Burma and my extended family took me to the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda. So much going on, especially at night, when the temperatures have cooled and you can leisurely walk barefoot (it is a Buddhist temple after all) without the pain of burning your feet like during the day. What an awe-inspiring and peaceful place! It’s quite big as well so you have plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Riding through Inle Lake with my Burmese grandmother and my first cousin, Ko Ko Gi, whom I had never met before this trip! Inle Lake is such an amazing place to visit with traditional fishing houses and villages lining the perimeter, seagulls chasing after your longboats, Burmese fishermen rowing with their legs alongside you and the big, beautiful sky above you.

Yup, that’s me in the middle. My mom really wanted family portraits, but why in ridiculous Burmese costume, I have no idea. Silly? Yes, but it ended up being a fun day at the photo studio with my parents, getting all dressed up and having people apply tacky make-up on our faces and fake hair onto our heads.

© Connie Hum 2010

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