Kalaw

Like most of the outlying towns in Myanmar, horse carts are still used for local transport.

Myanmar has few private cars outside of Yangon -- even mandalay didn't have that may private cars.

The 5-day market at Kalaw brings in folks from the surrounding villages. The food looked really fresh -- most everything in the market was food or goods and crafts manufactured in the villages. As you can see, most of the people selling are women -- they walked or trucked in from the surrounding villages with greens, oranges (lots of oranges are grown around Kalaw), onions, tomatoes, garlic, fermented bean paste, flowers, etc.

     More women smoke than men

     

We took a day trip to a Paloung village. These people apparently arrived from China about 150 to 200 years ago and grew opium, moved to chreroot, and most recently, oranges. We met the monk (U Sandimar who asked us to take his picture) on the way to the village he asked us to mail him his picture.

Woman in Window  Our lunch host   dscf1911.jpg

 

 

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