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    Posted July 12, 2012 by
    JimCA2
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    Yangon, Myanmar
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    Terrible vacation, great photos?

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    On a day trip to Dala, across the Yangon river, the weather decided not to cooperate. As I ducked and dodged the rain, each spot where I took shelter offered plenty of photo opportunities of the Burmese people dealing with the storm.

    Pictured is the Yangon skyline from the ferry. As the rains came, children began to play outdoors. I had ducked into a small shelter along the river in Dala. I was welcome company with a group of Burmese waiting out the rain. The children were curious about the foreigner. The rain lightened up a little and I was able to make my way through a neighborhood. The rain got heavy again. I shared a bamboo shelter at the intersection with a Muslim woman. In the tropics, the people deal with the rain as a minor inconvenience, and don't let it hinder their mobility. From the vantage point of the shelter, I was able to snap off pictures of people coming and going through the intersection. I made it to one more vantage point, an open restaurant near the ferry drop off. This was a very vibrant spot as people arriving from the Yangon side, were on their way home. They weren't concerned about being drenched as they were getting close to home. Pedicab drivers exposed to the elements waited for potential customers. Smaller open aired ferry boats, however would be waiting until the rains stopped as people heading to Yangon opted for the larger covered ferry.
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