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New gallery online: Yangon to Pathein ferry on the Ayerwaddy River

Another new gallery of images now online features a boat journey from Yangon out into the Ayerwaddy delta region to the riverside city of Pathein, famed for its parasols.

The journey took some 30 hours, including a rather cold overnight stay on deck of the ferry along with about 100 other passengers of all ages.

All images are available here or scroll below for some highlights.

Sunset on the river.

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New gallery online: Yangon circular train

Every time I visit Yangon I like to take the slow circuit of the metropolis on the circular train. It’s a fabulous insight into many aspects of the city and all done in slow motion.

The train starts in downtown Yangon and heads out through suburbs with busy platforms full of monks, waiting passengers, markets and sellers. Once it gets further away there are intermittent glimpses of pagodas and monasteries and plenty of agricultural scenes, small villages and settlements and plenty of open landscapes. From there it trundles slowly back into the city.

To see the full gallery of images click here.

Waving passengers from an adjoining carriage.

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Featured gallery: Boating through Burma

These photographs were taken from Mandalay to Bagan on a boat trip in 2009.

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New website to be launched soon

It’s been a hectic few weeks here at Visited Planet. So far I’ve uploaded about 30,000 images to the new database site hosted by Smugmug. You can see these images at

Here’s a taste of one of the galleries on Road Trains in Australia:

However soon the entire site will be moved simply to

In the meantime please check out the new site and feel free to send in any comments or suggestions.



Feel free to email Jo at with your comments/thoughts/photo aspirations. See and learn more at

5 photos of road trains

I had a client request images of road trains last week. I had a great time up in the Kimberley a few years ago driving around with some of these drivers.

Here are some of those shots of these gentlemen of the outback.

A driver emerges from the dust.

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