Female Monks
       
     
The Yangon Ferry Pier
       
     
Yangon
       
     
Rush Hour
       
     
South of Pyu
       
     
Downtown Yangon
       
     
Yangon
       
     
Jacob and Cyrus at work
       
     
Yangon River Portrait
       
     
Ferry Terminal
       
     
Evening Ferry
       
     
The rush
       
     
 These kids sold postcards to tourists. But there weren't many tourists, so they found other ways to spend their time.   Photo: Jacob Russell
       
     
1000 Buddhas
       
     
Myaing Gyi Nu
       
     
Itjackway
       
     
Chillin at the monastery
       
     
Goons on bikes
       
     
Road to Daik-U
       
     
Rearview
       
     
Hindu Ceremony
       
     
Female Monks
       
     
Female Monks

pack into a trunk in Dala, across the river from Yangon. Burma is mostly Buddhist, but we explored the massive diversity in religion, ethnicity, and music. 

Photo: Cyrus Moussavi

The Yangon Ferry Pier
       
     
The Yangon Ferry Pier

The ferry became an obsession. 

Photo: Cyrus Moussavi

Yangon
       
     
Yangon

Photo: Cyrus Moussavi

Rush Hour
       
     
Rush Hour

On the Yangon River Ferry. 

Photo: Cyrus Moussavi

South of Pyu
       
     
South of Pyu

We rode motorcycles across Karen and Kayah state. Suddenly, we entered a stretch of the country almost entirely populated by Indians. Hindi was the main language, Hindu the religion, but no one had visited India in the past century. 

Photo: Jacob Russell. 

Downtown Yangon
       
     
Downtown Yangon

Colonial England crumbles in the heat. 

Photo: Jacob Russell

Yangon
       
     
Yangon

Is a brutal city.

Photo: Jacob Russell

Jacob and Cyrus at work
       
     
Jacob and Cyrus at work

Photo: Terry Breur

Yangon River Portrait
       
     
Yangon River Portrait

Photo: Jacob Russell

Ferry Terminal
       
     
Ferry Terminal

Photo: Jacob Russell

Evening Ferry
       
     
Evening Ferry

Photo: Jacob Russell

The rush
       
     
The rush

To disembark the ferry is only matched by the rush to get back on. 

Photo: Jacob Russell

 These kids sold postcards to tourists. But there weren't many tourists, so they found other ways to spend their time.   Photo: Jacob Russell
       
     

These kids sold postcards to tourists. But there weren't many tourists, so they found other ways to spend their time. 

Photo: Jacob Russell

1000 Buddhas
       
     
1000 Buddhas

Outside Hpa-an, on the first day of our motorcycle trip. 

Photo: Jacob Russell

Myaing Gyi Nu
       
     
Myaing Gyi Nu

People were worried about having visitors in former rebel territory, but the nation's famous hospitality won out, and we heard amazing music. 

Photo: Jacob Russell

Itjackway
       
     
Itjackway

His nickname means "donut," and he smoked us up with a Burmese blunt when we spent the night sleeping on the floor of a monastery.  A true boss. 

Photo: Jacob Russell

Chillin at the monastery
       
     
Chillin at the monastery

Photo: Jacob Russell

Goons on bikes
       
     
Goons on bikes

We bought motorcycles and rode them in search of music. Somehow that worked out.

Road to Daik-U
       
     
Road to Daik-U

An endless stretch of red dirt through green and blue farm lands.

Photo: Jacob Russell

Rearview
       
     
Rearview

(Relatively) late night with our Indian friends near the town of Phyu.

Photo: Jacob Russell

Hindu Ceremony
       
     
Hindu Ceremony

Photo: Jacob Russell