Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

I Forgot To Take A Photo Of The Mr. Charles Hotel When...

Our Room Was Very Basic, But Clean And Comfortable, We Didn't Need...

We Heard Some Music And Returned To The Lobby To Find A...

We Went Out For Dinner On Our Own That Evening And On...

I Was Really Impressed That They Had Relatively Modern Equipment In Hsipaw,...

But I Was Doubly Impressed When I Saw That The Fire Trucks...

As We Set Off On Foot To Explore The Outskirts Of Hsipaw,...

We Stayed Along The Dirt Road, But It Was Interesting To Look...

This Child Was Getting Ready For School, He's Got His School Bag...

The Houses On The Edge Of Town Seemed To Be Two-Storey, Some...

Before Entering The House, I Stopped To Admire The Beautifully-Made Hats Hanging...

We'd Come To See Cigars (Cheroots) Being Made By Hand, She's Rolling...

When They Are Tight, And Just The Right Size, She Fills Them...

The Ends Are Then Tucked In So The Loose Tobacco Won't Fall...

She's Been Hard At Work, And Has Lots Of Cheroots Bundled For...

After Leaving Her 'Shop', I Noticed That Our Local Guide Had Purchased...

When We Reached Tien Chay Village We Discovered Another Primary School, The...

It Was Recess Time So The Desks Had Been Vacated And The...

The Previous Photo Shows The Children Learning The Western Alphabet, Here You...

It's Clear The Teacher Is Proud To Show Off Her School And...

The Children Sang A Song For Us And Everyone Joined In, Even...

This One Was Especially Enthusiastic, Note The 'Sun Block' Paste On Her...

Then We All Sang 'Head Shoulders Knees And Toes' Together, They Were...

This Little Girl Sat It Out, Perhaps She Wasn't Confident That She...

It Was Time To Say Goodbye, I Noticed A Myanmar Flag Outside...

We Walked On Towards The River, And Stopped To Watch This Woman...

Her Grandson Wasn't Too Sure About Us And Began To Cry When...

She Dropped Her Work And Plunked Him Down In A Hammock Of...

Then She Picked Up Her Work Again And Continued Weaving The Thatch...

I Was Delighted When I Realized That We Were Going To Have...

It Was A Beautiful Morning, Even The Birds Seemed To Be Enjoying...

Half An Hour Later, We Disembarked And I Noticed This Interesting Flowering...

We Walked Past Farms That Had Completed The Harvest Of Some Of...

To Our Surprise, We Turned The Corner Past The Traditional Houses And...

This Temple Was Like No Other We've Seen Before, So Much Green...

Beautiful Interior Shrine, What's This? Ladies Not Allowed To Enter!

The Temple Was Deserted, Except For This Young Family, Trying To Teach...

Oh Oh, She's Spotted The Foreigners!

So Sweet! She's Got The Idea Of How To Hold Her Hands...

With Mom's Encouragement, She Stands To Face Us, What A Little Beauty!

On The Way Out, We Pass A Couple Of Temple Guardians, You'd...

We Walked Back Into Hsipaw, And Now We Were Hungry, Time To...

The Handmade Noodles Were Waiting To Be Cooked In The Pots Boiling...

The Owner Was Busy Preparing A Large Number Of Bowls For Waiting...

We Were Delighted To Find A School Group On A Field Trip,...

I Loved The Number 2 Uniform, 'To Be Forward', A Great Slogan...

With Our Stomachs Full, We Set Off For The Goktiek Viaduct, I've...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Smiling Albino’s – Myanmar – All That Glitters, Asia’s Golden Land Brochure – 2014 has to say about Hsipaw:

“After settling into our comfortable guesthouse we’ll go walkabout in the town of Hsipaw and the fascinating Shan and Palaung villages. With its surrounding villages, natural beauty, historic stupas and cottage-industry factories, this region is a rare unspoiled gem.

Today is a genuine discovery of simple village life, we’ll learn in detail about the Shan culture as well as the history of Hsipaw. This afternoon we’ll walk through panoramic scenes of paddy fields, small creeks and smiling families. Along the way pass a unique wooden monastery as well as some small home industries like cheroot (cigar) rolling, bamboo weaving “factories”, among others.”

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

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