How beautiful are these faces of Myanmar? Open, inquisitive, intrigued, bemused, and for the little guy on the left, perhaps a little bewildered at us and our cameras. I visited Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the first time recently and was touched by the genuine warmth and friendliness of the Burmese people. Tourism is still in its infancy here and the locals are as intrigued by foreigners as we are interested in them. Beaming smiles from faces painted with thanaka, the traditional sunscreen/makeup, greeted us at Ahara Thuka market outside the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw, where I captured this group of children looking after each other. The market was bustling with industrious families working together and offered and window in the life of the hard-working rural community.
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Instagram - BriarsTravelBeatHere is Odalisque, our luxury expedition base while exploring remote Port Davey in Southwest National Park in Tasmania. This custom built, 20 metre expedition vessel takes a maximum of 10 guests along with a crew including expert guide and chef. Owner and skipper Pieter van der Woude based the aluminium design on his previous abalone fishing boat so it can withstand the rigours of the Southern Ocean. It is based on a Mark Ellis Marine design, built by Legend Boat Builders in Western Australia and is powered by a Caterpillar C18 marine engine. #odalisque #expeditioncruise #tasmania @tasmanian_boat_chartersMarsupial lawns, button grass moorlands and tannin-tinted waters, it’s another world in Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness. And accessing from the water gives yet another perspective. @tasmanian_boat_charters @tasmania #southwestnationalparkMelaleuca Lagoon was home of the Needwonnee Aboriginal people and there is an interpretive walk with examples of their huts and canoes. The lagoon is off Bathurst Harbour, which is off Port Davey, so very tranquil when the wind isn’t too strong, hence the stunning #reflections especially in the morning. You can experience these waters with @tasmanian_boat_charters boutique expedition cruise in this Wilderness World Heritage Area. @tasmaniaOnly three families lived in Bathurst Harbour, now part of Southwest National Park. And only one person lived there for almost 50 years. I’ve read about Deny King, so it was thrilling to see where he and his family lived while exploring with @tasmanian_boat_charters. This is Deny’s pontoon up Moth Creek. #boatinghistory #discovertasmania
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