Photo: The Train Station Flower Market of Aungpan, Myanmar

Train Station Flower Market in Burma

Train Station Flower Market in Burma

Near the start of our 50 mile trekking adventure from Kalaw, Myanmar to Inle Lake we came upon the train station in the village of Aungpan, Myanmar. It was a cute little town and we stopped for a bowl of Shan noodles at one of the town’s tiny restaurants, but what I found most fascinating was the market. This was no tourist market. It was filled with delicious looking fruits and vegetable, household items and street food. Most surprising to me was the amount of business being done in flowers! They were everywhere. When the train came people were hanging out of windows to get flowers presumably to use in their homes. I hope not too many people arrived home to the question, “What did YOU DO?”

Image made with a Canon PowerShot G16 “Point and Shoot” Camera!

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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