A 2 day hike to Kalaw leads us through Burmese farmland and small villages. Farmers wash their buffalo in the river.
Children run out from local schools to say hello.
A sugar cane factory turns raw harvested cane to hard sugar for selling in the local market. 1kg of unrefined sugar fetches 50p.
We stop for lunch in a local village. Whilst our guide cooks our lunch our host shells locally grown roasted peanuts.
We stay overnight in a family home in a village we walk through. The whole family share one small bedroom. Daughters only leave when married, above into their parent-in-laws bedroom until they can afford a house. The morning sun wakes the village, the day begins early as people live by the sunlight hours.
Breakfast with our guide and host.
Crossing rivers by rickety bamboo bridges.
Sharing a ride in the back of a family pickup truck.