Two Checkers Players at Mingalar Market (Burma)
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Two Checkers Players at Mingalar Market (Burma)


Two Checkers Players at Mingalar Market (Burma)


Concentrated on their game and regardless of the surrounding buzz, I couldn’t help but looking at these two men playing chequers amidst Mingalar market, at the heart of the town giving access to Inle Lake.

My eyes were fixed on the home-made wooden checkerboard and the pawns gathered from bottle caps. All around, vendors were busy selling their goods or chatting, but the two players seemed like living in their own world, unaware of the noise and the incessant tampering of Mingalar market. An intense moment, a lovely scene that makes one of my best memories of Burma.


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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Jennifer
    Posted at 10:15h, 18 December Reply

    What a beautiful scene you captured! They are so intensely into their game.

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