Hand-drawn postcards for sale, Bagan

Glimpse of Innocence (Myanmar photo essay)

Myanmar is an old country with an old way of doing things. Only immaculate US dollars are accepted for exchange, a policy intended to combat counterfeiting (though likely ineffective). Movie stars are treated as royalty, for the words are synonymous (mintha means both ‘prince’ and ‘movie star’ in Burmese). Thousand-year-old temples are close enough to touch, and…