While the island
areas of eastern Burma are not exposed
to a surfing swell, the myriad islands
are beautiful for free-diving and exploring.
Typical sights include colorful
long-tail boats of nomadic sea gypsies
tending their nets and patrolling the
ocean waters for fish...
dingy trip up a meandering, mangrove-banked
river can send startled Hornbill birds
to flight, as sea eagles soar gracefully
coral reefs, golden Buddhist temples,
and untrammeled white sand beaches will
dazzle the eyes, and a visit to a simple
sea gypsy village can bring smiles,
curiosity and wonder to all.