Mount Popa

We wound up later than day at in a spectacular bungalow at the Popa Mountain Resort. The resort is perched on the side of the mountain overlooking Popa Taungkalat – a 2,400 foot tall volcanic plug with a Buddhist monastery on top. We decided against climbing the 777 steps to the top, and instead got a massage.

I must have shot this scene 80 times, each time thinking the light would not get any better. Well, it did get better and better all afternoon, but the best light finally came early the next morning. (Thanks Steve and Grant! Without your lens and tripod, I could not have gotten this shot – one of my favorite from the trip!)

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanna says:

    Jim, I’m really enjoying these photos from your trip! Thank you for sharing them. I’m definately going to Mount Popa if I go to Burma! That room looks mighty inviting.

  2. Wen says:

    Dude, that pool photo is excellent! Very relaxing….mmmmmm……

  3. sandy g says:

    Now we’re talking. I was wondering when I’d see photos of animals on theblog. I’m holding my breath for bird photos 🙂

  4. thedude says:

    Hah! There are no interesting birds in Burma, as far as I can tell. 🙂

  5. Grant says:

    Those stupid monkees need orthodontics. They’re teeth are shaped like paper ice cream cones!

  6. thedude says:

    The paper cones contain bean sprouts. The monkeys seem to love them. I’m not sure why the local people wrap them up this way.

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