Month: October 2015

Happy All Hallows’ Eve

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Image © Jason Florio – Traditional Masquerades, West Africa – see more here

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Scene from the car: street kids, Bangladesh

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Street kids – stuck in traffic, Bangladesh © Jason Florio, 2015

Scene from the Car: On route from Chittagong to the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar, stuck in major traffic – as in, we aren’t getting anywhere fast. JF, Oct 26, 2015

 

Related blog: Photos Tell Stories – travel and documentary words and images

Rangoon – jasmine blossom salesman with thanaka face powder

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Jasmin blossom salesman with thanaka – downtown Yangon ©Jason Florio

 

I have not been back to Yangon/Rangoon, Myanmar/Burma since 1998 when I rolled through with gonzo journo extraordinaire Pepe Escobar – great to see the upgrades, but wonderful to see the use of thanaka (a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark) has not been crushed under the wheels of modernity.

Jason Florio

Oct 23, 2015 – in Rangoon, on route to Sitwee, via Chittagong #Rohingya

 

Storm clouds over Myanmar

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©Jason Florio 2015 – Instagram

 

October 22nd, 2015 – currently on assignment in S.E. Asia