As we walked through markets in the different towns and cities, we were struck by both the similarities and the regional differences in the selection of food. Here are a few of the things we encountered.

We saw meat trimmings in just about every market. They are used in soups, stews and curries.

We only saw this blood sausage in Mandalay

I’m happy to report that the only market where dried rat was on sale was in Bagan. Once was enough!

These young monks, begging for their daily food in the Bagan market, were happy to receive whatever was offered.

I’ll leave this Bagan image to your imagination. Would anyone care to hazard a guess?

The Yangon city center market was the only place we saw live poultry.

Did these chickens have any premonition of their fate?