|I got to ride around
|So did Paul
|She enjoyed a rubbing from Paul
|This guy climbed up to get the buckets of palm juice
|They collect the palm juice to create alcohol and candy
|Paul is excited to meet the guy in action
|Making palm leaf origami figures
|Here's some palm candy
|Paul drinking some palm alcohol - it was too strong for me so he had 2
|This is thanaka bark
|Women grind it against this stone to create the paste which is then put on their face as sunblock/makeup
|She put some on me - my skin was really soft after I washed it off at the end of the day!
|She designed a leaf shape on each cheek
|Paul having some tea
|Poison to Paul. He only tasted the tea leaves.
We then continued our journey to Mt. Popa.
|We caught part of the shinbyu, the coming of age event for a boy before entering a monastery for a short time
|Girls are also celebrated at the same time in an ear piercing ceremony
|Paul is pointing at the huge jack fruit
|Tons of them
|We eventually make it to the top of Popa Taung Kalat Shrine
|Here's a closer shot of Taung Kalat with some pretty flowers
|Really steep steps!
|We saw a lot of monkeys along the way
|Did I mention we had to walk up these steps barefoot?
|While dirty, filthy monkeys were waiting to attack
|This is the view from the top
|Then we headed back down
|Paul enjoyed avoiding the razor blades; I guess they don't expect tall people
|Those monkeys are organized - waiting to attack!
|Mama monkeys with baby monkeys
|Paul was waiting for me while I took all those monkey pictures
|I liked seeing the monkey next to a motorcycle
Do you wonder how dirty our feet get from walking barefoot around temples housed with dirty monkeys and spit all over the floor?
|Before cleaning; the one white spot was where Paul had a band-aid