I Only Have Eyes For You

by Brenna Holeman


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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

My favourite colour in my new favourite country. A country full of smiling faces and men in long skirts, of fresh fruit and steaming hot Bamar noodles, of bicycle gangs and long rides around the lake, of strangers (literally) jumping for joy in our photos, of every colour under the baking hot sun, of Dagon beer and secret kisses, of cheap jewellery and priceless memories, of trains around the city complete with yellow watermelon and yellow corn, of betel-stained mouths and babies adorned with eyeliner, of bumpy buses and sweaty bodies, of streets pulsing with taxis and vendors and roosters and the bells of the sugar-cane man, of brilliant, brilliant gold, of constant overwhelming emotion, of never wanting to leave, of love, of love, of love.

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Canadian Pie February 11, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Love your photos! It captures everything.

Ekua February 12, 2011 - 7:26 pm

Great photos, but I love the text even more. I want to feel that inspired right now!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures February 14, 2011 - 1:37 am

Absolutely stunning!!! I already was dying to get to Burma, now even more so. And I LOVE red!

This Battered Suitcase February 14, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Canadian Pie – Thank you so much!

Ekua – Thanks very much! Words and photos really can’t capture how amazing that country really is…

Andi – You really should get to Burma, you will love it! Such an incredible country.

p.s. currently wearing a red dress at the moment 😉

Deirdre February 16, 2011 - 3:22 pm

looks beautiful – your words make it so easy to imagine the smells and sounds…

This Battered Suitcase February 19, 2011 - 11:11 am

Thanks Deirdre!


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