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Photo Journal – Autumn 2015

Posted on 15 Nov 2015 in Life Overseas, Photos | 2 comments

This fall has been a little more hectic than we anticipated! In between all the trips to medical clinics and hospitals for Breanna’s health, we still have had a great fall, and we were able to document it (thanks in part to Jim’s dad)!

Weighing out tea at the big market near our home.

This is where you go when you want to buy LOTS of tea.

Everyone in Yangon is pretty excited about the elections. One of the rules is that parties are only allowed to campaign for the 60 days prior to the election (if only the US would adopt this idea!)

Everyone in Yangon is pretty excited about the elections. One of the rules is that parties are only allowed to campaign for the 60 days prior to the election. (Wish the US would adopt this idea!)

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This young chap ferries people back and forth across the river for a job.

This young chap ferries people back and forth across the river for a job. (Sittwe)

We took a 7 hour boat ride up river from Sittwe to Mrauku. It was such a pleasant way to travel!

We took a 7-hour boat ride upriver from Sittwe to Mrauku. It was such a pleasant way to travel!

Water buffalo along the river

Water buffalo along the river.

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Typical Rakhine boats.

Typical Rakhine boats.

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We were treated to a great stay at the Prince Guesthouse in Mrauku, a place Jim has frequented for many years. It boasts some of the best food in the country, in our opinion. All the staff gathered at the gate to wave us off as we left–it felt like we were saying goodbye to family.

No one in this country is too cool to love a baby.

No one in this country is too cool to love a baby.

So Pray Pyu and Magdalena

So Pray Pyu and Magdalena

A friendly hog.

A friendly hog. (Mrauku)

Fetching water. A lot of families in Rakhine state still collect water at a local well.

Fetching water. A lot of families in Rakhine state still collect water at a local well.

We love this kid.

So Pray Pyu

Our dear friends in Sittwe.

Our dear friends in Sittwe.

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Sittwe Beach–a great place to drink some coconut water and feel the breeze off the Bay of Bengal.

The spice lady at our local market.

The spice shop at the local market: this is where we get our honey, peppercorns, baking soda and the like.

Inside the market. We love living so close to a big market! With the exception of western foods, we can get anything we need here!

Inside the market. We love living so close to a big market! With the exception of western foods, we can get everything we need here.

Pretty excited about being a grandma.

Pretty excited about being a grandma.

It was so great to share our daily life with Jim's parents. We were refreshed by their company!It was so great to share our daily life with Jim’s parents. We were refreshed by their company.

To see a menagerie of clips from our daily life, check out our latest video update here!

2 comments

  1. Bettoet / November 16th, 2015 13:54

    Thanks so much for sharing these great photos with us at Gateway. We love you guys! Blessings, B

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  2. Barbara Walker / November 27th, 2015 20:11

    Seeing these pictures is the next best thing to being there! As Rick and Jan told us about their journey, their stories complimented these pictures nicely. Rick showed us some trip pictures during our family Thanksgiving, yesterday. Magdalena was fussed over in the slides and movies almost as much as she would’ve been if she’d been there in person.

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