Late for Nowhere

From life in Southeast Asia to backyard adventures in Kodiak, Alaska

The laid-back buzz of Pathein

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The Pathein waterfront has been described on some tourism websites as “bustling,” but according to my own observations, life along the docks operates at a pace that is substantially sub-bustle – “lethargic jig” might be a more appropriate description. Some scenes along Strand Road:


While women haul rocks from a barge …


… men sit nearby and play games.


Saturday night action on the Strand: Gathering at a teashop to watch football on TV.


Ever Smile: Distributor of flammable (and barely drinkable) rice wine.

Written by latefornowhere

September 5, 2014 at 2:52 am

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