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 - BriarsTravelBeatThe fog is burning off and it’s going to be a beautiful day at Cottage Point! A brilliant day for brunch at @cottagepointkiosk then a putter around the river in one of their runabouts. Happy boating! #cottagepointkiosk #kuringgaichasenationalpark #astwFeeling like a ‘king’ being driven around the Hunter Valley by @aatkings on a food and wine experience. But after soo much to eat and drink I actually feel like image two (swipe left) 🐷 The lion statue is at @leogateestatewines and the piggy is @bimbadgen winery. #smilekingsAwesome way to spend a Friday! An @aatkings coach tour to the Hunter Valley visiting @tintillaestate @bimbadgen and @leogateestatewines with delicious cheeses, lunch and wines. And the best part, sitting back in comfort on a small luxury coach and not having to drive! #smilekings #astwWhat an excellent way to see and taste the Hunter Valley, without having to drive - take a day tour from Sydney with @aatkings and you can sit back in a luxury coach en route with an engaging driver and guide and eat and drink to your heart’s content. #smilekingsHere is another colourful piece from #graffiato in Taupo. This is by @micastill and her website says her art will ‘sneak up in your dreams while making you laugh out loud in the light of day.’ The more you look at this image the more you see. If you’d like to see artists at work this year, the Graffiato Street Art Festival runs in Taupo from 26-28 October 2019. @greatlaketaupo #taupo #astwIt’s hard to choose a favourite from the more than 80 murals that brighten the buildings of #taupo, a legacy of their #graffiato festival which sees ten new murals painted each October long weekend, but this one by @owendippie is certainly up there. The detail in this monochrome mural is amazing and it is so striking from a distance. Not sure what the hands are saying, but they are definitely powerful. @lovetauponz @purenewzealand #streetart #lovetaupo
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