This sailor is wearing the traditional make up/sun protection that just about everyone in Myanmar wears. The patterns and application techniques vary widely, but not the color or simple ingredient, wood. We bought a fresh mackarel? for 3 cold beers for dinner.
The Forgotten Archipelago January 11th 2007 For the first time in my life I feel I have been to the edge of the earth. I sailed in forgotten waters off the coast of a mostly forgotten country, was rescued by squid fishing gypsies, walked on dense uninhabited islands and virgin stretches of sand, dove lush reefs as well as devastated reefs, swam into nurse shark caves, and even encountered the Myanmar Navy, all in 6 short days in late Novem ... read more
Asia » Burma » Southern Burma » Mergui Archipelago Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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Mark Barrett (met in Lao)
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