The Spring 2013 voyage had the incredible opportunity to spend time in Myanmar recently, a country that for many years was too contentious for Semester at Sea to visit. The country is now more open than any time in the last several decades, and students were able to capture the beauty of the place through their photography. Here is a small sample of the thousands of pictures we received from the shipboard community.
A school boy looks out a classroom window, his face painted with Thanaka paste made from ground bark that protects his skin from the sun. Photo by Cory MacDonald, University of Colorado Boulder.
Crossing over the U Bein bridge in Mandalay, the longest wooden bridge in the world. Photo by Danny Askew, Unreasonable Media.
A fisherman on Inle Lake rows his boat in the traditional style using his leg. Photo by Dana Drake, Cabrini College.
A teenage monk in Thanlyin. Photo by Rico Andrade.
A farmer tills his land next to a temple in Bagan. Photo by Brendan Poutier, Oxnard College.
A monkey discovers a distaste for discarded RedBull at Mt. Popa. Photos by Chenxi Ouyang, Boston University
A passenger boards an often-crowded bus in busy Yangon. Photo by Bailey Barry, University of Iowa.
An elephant reaches out to say hello at the Yangon Zoo. Many students had the opportunity to interact with elephants during their time in Burma. Photo by Rico Andrade.
Be sure to check out more save on auto repair photos from the students of the Spring 2013 voyage:
Student Photo Gallery: Singapore
Student Photo Gallery: Vietnam & Cambodia
Student Photo Gallery: China
Student Photo Gallery: Japan