Villages along the Chindwin

We visited a number of small villages along the Chindwin River. Every one of them had its own unique character and they also had many similarities. They are mostly self sufficient farmers and while the children get educations, many drop out before completing their studies to go work on the farms.

We visited a number of small villages along the Chindwin River. Every one of them had its own unique character and they also had many similarities. They are mostly self sufficient farmers and while the children get educations, many drop out before completing their studies to go work on the farms.
Head monk at Kann Monastery. He has been there for 40 years. I felt like I knew him after reading Paul Strachan's book "Mandalay". Paul lived and traveled with him while doing art history research in the 80's. Great book.
Woman at Paung Pyin village morning market having a little fun with me!
84 year old Burmese WWII vet recounting his stories from that time. He was 12 years old when he contributed to the war effort in his village (Sitthaung village)
Primary schoolboy in Sitthaung village doing his English lessons.
Young boys enjoying getting their picture taken. Din Bauk village.
Young boys in Youwa village also enjoying posing for the camera.
Children in Kong (pronounced congee) village.
Children posing for the camera in Kong village.
Shan woman grating boiled bamboo with her baby.
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