20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Crossing paths with villagers at work during a three day hike in Myanmar

The hike starts in Kalaw, in the eastern part of Myanmar, and takes you to Inle lake where you arrive after three days, walking through spectacular landscapes and beautiful quaint villages. We crossed paths with these villagers who were making wicker baskets used for harvesting red peppers at that time of the year. Further along the path, we encountered other villagers who were emptying some baskets full of peppers onto some sheets to dry.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Kalaw (near), Myanmar
Copyright: © Jennifer Drobysh