Postcards from “The Unknown Village”, Myanmar

On our Myanmar adventure itinerary, one of the stops on the Irrawaddy was listed as “The Unknown Village”. When we arrived, we asked the locals the name of the village, which translates to “Large Oil Lamp”.  

The main crop of the village is groundnuts (peanuts), which get shipped by boat up and down the river. 

We wandered through the village, including a small market overflowing with fresh produce from the farmers’ fields.     

  

 

I couldn’t get over these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes!!!  

And check out this rice shop:  

As we saw all over Myanmar, dessert was always a big pan of banana cake (made with semolina — you could just wrap your arms around the pan if you wanted to):

And of course, how can I pass up shots of picturesque views?  

     

  

Or the sweetest kids:

At sunset we walked back to the boat, to drift down the river to our next adventure.  

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