A Buddhist monk walks among other worshippers on a rainy afternoon at Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar's former capital city, Yangon.
       
     
 Two farmers stand among their herd of Cattle in front of a large Pagoda in Old Bagan. 
       
     
 A Hmong girl in traditional dress outside her family's home in a small village near Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
 A Cambodian girl in a hammock poses for a portrait.
       
     
 Srey, 7, the eldest of four sisters, outside her family's home in Banteay Srei, a village just north of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     
 A boy carries firewood through a lonely sliver of light back to his home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A boy carries firewood from a scrapyard to his home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A man carries scrap wood on his back along a dirt road in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A novice monk walks along a road on Mount Popa past a group of macaque monkeys which live in high numbers here.
       
     
 Two boys walk across a wooden bridge near the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.
       
     
 Children walking under an umbrella on a rainy day at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     
 A Hmong boy stands in an empty schoolyard in the Laotion countryside.
       
     
 A young Hmong girl from Laos in traditional attire.
       
     
 Portrait of boy at Mount Papa, Myanmar.
       
     
 A toddler at her family's stall in Nyaung-U market in Myanmar.
       
     
 A girl stands with a child near her home in Bagan, Myanmar,
       
     
 A family farm in motion just south of Siem Reap City, Cambodia.
       
     
 Children and a novice nun at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman herding goats in a field in Nyaung U, Myanmar.
       
     
 A man outside his shop at a local market in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar. He was happy to have his photograph taken after initiating brief conversation with me on world politics, normally a very touchy subject in Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman chops onion outside her store in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
       
     
 Children take refuge from the afternoon sun under their family's home in Banteay Srei, Cambodia.
       
     
 School children on a road outside Saddar Cave in Hpa An, Karen State, Myanmar.
       
     
 A boy sits on a boat in Kampong Phluk, a small Cambodia village on the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
       
     
 A longshoreman carries a bushel of tomatoes just unloaded off of a boat on the Thanlyin River, to the market across the street in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
       
     
 Two young boys, one with a bicycle, walk along a dirt road near Od Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A boy riding a bicycle among a small cluster of stilted homes 40 km south of Siem Reap. This area is far off the tourist circuit and is rarely, if ever visited by outsiders.
       
     
 A young girl rides her bike on a dirt road through Chreav village, south of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     
 A young woman riding a motorbike on Highway 1 in Laos.
       
     
 A Cambodian boy re-hydrates at a well near his home outside of Siem Reap.
       
     
 Cheroot smoking woman in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman washes morning glory in a stream running outside her home hear Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     
 A farmer in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A man walks through a marketplace in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
       
     
 A butcher smokes a cigarette while preparing cuts of meat for sale at a market in Shanghai, China.
       
     
 A woman wraps marinated chunks of meat in bamboo at a market in Zhujiajiao, China.
       
     
 A man walking through a small village in Old Bagan, Myanmar, offers bananas for sale.
       
     
 A woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market in Nyaung-U, Myanmar.
       
     
 A man begins to build a stall at Nyaung-U market in Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman weighs seafood on a fish scale at an outdoor market in Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman wearing a bright turquoise shirt, holding a fan to cool herself under the sun above displays chicken meat for sale at the market in Nyaung-U, Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman sells fish at a market in Nyaung U, Myanmar.
       
     
 A fishmonger stares blankly during a quiet moment at a busy marketplace in Nyaung U, Myanmar.
       
     
 A vendor at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, prepares a dish for waiting customers.
       
     
 A woman selling vegetables on the ride of a road in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
 A man weaves together bamboo rice steamers in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
 A man selling historic photographs underneath National Stadium BTS station in Bangkok, Thailand.
       
     
 An elderly man proudly poses for a portrait at his home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A man laughs at being photographed on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     
 A woman on a rural road in Cambodia.
       
     
 A girl selling souvenirs poses for a photo outside a temple in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A mother and daughter fill up buckets of potable water from a well near their home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 A sanitation worker cleaning the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos, poses for a photo-op.
       
     
 A man pushes his boat off the shores of Kampong Phluk, a stilted village on the banks of the Tonle Sap Lake. This photo was taken in February, the peak dry season; during the rainy season, water pours in from the nearby Mekong River and the lake swells to 5x it's size, with levels rising up to 10 meters, submerging the stilts that the homes are built on.
       
     
 A man sitting on a sidewalk in Bangkok reads a newspaper.
       
     
 A girl cooks breakfast for road travelers at the Yangon-Mandalay Highway rest area in Phyu, Myanmar.
       
     
Christopher Markisz - Mawlamyine Restaurant
       
     
 Day or night, there is no shortage of street food in Bangkok, Thailand.
       
     
Christopher Markisz - Shanghai Street Food
       
     
 A street barber gives a patron a haircut on a cold night in Shanghai, China.
       
     
 A street barber gives a patron a shave in Shanghai, China.
       
     
 A Chinese soldier stands guard at Tiananmen Square. Beijing, China.
       
     
 Worshipers come and go at Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's current capital city.
       
     
 A worshipper poses for a photo inside Jing'an Temple in Shanghai, China.
       
     
 A portrait of an elderly woman in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 Portrait of a man drinking a beer on the shores of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
       
     
 A man poses for a portrait in Saigon, Vietnam.
       
     
 A worshiper outside Lama Temple in Beijing, China.
       
     
 A Cambodian man takes an afternoon nap in a hammock with his daughter under their home.
       
     
 An elderly woman arriving at Shwedagon Pagoda for morning prayers.
       
     
 A villager rides a bicycle on a hot day in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
 A monk counts money after closing hours at the market in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
       
     
 A smiling Burmese monk holding an umbrella.
       
     
 A lone monk walks alongside a temple wall after the daily alms-giving ceremony on a rainy morning in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
 A small group of monks walk back to their temple after the early morning alms-giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos. Normally, there are several dozen, if not hundreds of monks who partake in this daily ceremony but on cold and rainy days like this one, only a handful show up to carry on the sacred tradition.
       
     
 Buddhist nuns panned while walking at Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     
 A novice monk at Wat Tao Hai sweeps the temple grounds after an afternoon thunderstorm. Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
Monks On A Foot Bridge
       
     
 Buddhist Monks go for a swim in Hpa An, Myanmar.
       
     
 An environmental portrait of my tuk tuk driver Sam in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     
 There are many different modes of transportation in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
       
     
 A boy on the shoreline of the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.
       
     
 A herd of cattle walk through soft afternoon sunlight on a road near Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     
 The sun sets behind the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     
 Cuban patrons dance to live traditional music at Palacio de la Rumba in Havana, Cuba.
       
     
 A Buddhist monk walks among other worshippers on a rainy afternoon at Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar's former capital city, Yangon.
       
     

A Buddhist monk walks among other worshippers on a rainy afternoon at Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar's former capital city, Yangon.

 Two farmers stand among their herd of Cattle in front of a large Pagoda in Old Bagan. 
       
     

Two farmers stand among their herd of Cattle in front of a large Pagoda in Old Bagan. 

 A Hmong girl in traditional dress outside her family's home in a small village near Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

A Hmong girl in traditional dress outside her family's home in a small village near Luang Prabang, Laos.

 A Cambodian girl in a hammock poses for a portrait.
       
     

A Cambodian girl in a hammock poses for a portrait.

 Srey, 7, the eldest of four sisters, outside her family's home in Banteay Srei, a village just north of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     

Srey, 7, the eldest of four sisters, outside her family's home in Banteay Srei, a village just north of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 A boy carries firewood through a lonely sliver of light back to his home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A boy carries firewood through a lonely sliver of light back to his home in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A boy carries firewood from a scrapyard to his home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A boy carries firewood from a scrapyard to his home in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A man carries scrap wood on his back along a dirt road in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A man carries scrap wood on his back along a dirt road in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A novice monk walks along a road on Mount Popa past a group of macaque monkeys which live in high numbers here.
       
     

A novice monk walks along a road on Mount Popa past a group of macaque monkeys which live in high numbers here.

 Two boys walk across a wooden bridge near the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.
       
     

Two boys walk across a wooden bridge near the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.

 Children walking under an umbrella on a rainy day at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     

Children walking under an umbrella on a rainy day at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

 A Hmong boy stands in an empty schoolyard in the Laotion countryside.
       
     

A Hmong boy stands in an empty schoolyard in the Laotion countryside.

 A young Hmong girl from Laos in traditional attire.
       
     

A young Hmong girl from Laos in traditional attire.

 Portrait of boy at Mount Papa, Myanmar.
       
     

Portrait of boy at Mount Papa, Myanmar.

 A toddler at her family's stall in Nyaung-U market in Myanmar.
       
     

A toddler at her family's stall in Nyaung-U market in Myanmar.

 A girl stands with a child near her home in Bagan, Myanmar,
       
     

A girl stands with a child near her home in Bagan, Myanmar,

 A family farm in motion just south of Siem Reap City, Cambodia.
       
     

A family farm in motion just south of Siem Reap City, Cambodia.

 Children and a novice nun at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     

Children and a novice nun at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

 A woman herding goats in a field in Nyaung U, Myanmar.
       
     

A woman herding goats in a field in Nyaung U, Myanmar.

 A man outside his shop at a local market in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar. He was happy to have his photograph taken after initiating brief conversation with me on world politics, normally a very touchy subject in Myanmar.
       
     

A man outside his shop at a local market in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar. He was happy to have his photograph taken after initiating brief conversation with me on world politics, normally a very touchy subject in Myanmar.

 A woman chops onion outside her store in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
       
     

A woman chops onion outside her store in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.

 Children take refuge from the afternoon sun under their family's home in Banteay Srei, Cambodia.
       
     

Children take refuge from the afternoon sun under their family's home in Banteay Srei, Cambodia.

 School children on a road outside Saddar Cave in Hpa An, Karen State, Myanmar.
       
     

School children on a road outside Saddar Cave in Hpa An, Karen State, Myanmar.

 A boy sits on a boat in Kampong Phluk, a small Cambodia village on the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
       
     

A boy sits on a boat in Kampong Phluk, a small Cambodia village on the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

 A longshoreman carries a bushel of tomatoes just unloaded off of a boat on the Thanlyin River, to the market across the street in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
       
     

A longshoreman carries a bushel of tomatoes just unloaded off of a boat on the Thanlyin River, to the market across the street in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.

 Two young boys, one with a bicycle, walk along a dirt road near Od Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

Two young boys, one with a bicycle, walk along a dirt road near Od Bagan, Myanmar.

 A boy riding a bicycle among a small cluster of stilted homes 40 km south of Siem Reap. This area is far off the tourist circuit and is rarely, if ever visited by outsiders.
       
     

A boy riding a bicycle among a small cluster of stilted homes 40 km south of Siem Reap. This area is far off the tourist circuit and is rarely, if ever visited by outsiders.

 A young girl rides her bike on a dirt road through Chreav village, south of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     

A young girl rides her bike on a dirt road through Chreav village, south of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 A young woman riding a motorbike on Highway 1 in Laos.
       
     

A young woman riding a motorbike on Highway 1 in Laos.

 A Cambodian boy re-hydrates at a well near his home outside of Siem Reap.
       
     

A Cambodian boy re-hydrates at a well near his home outside of Siem Reap.

 Cheroot smoking woman in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

Cheroot smoking woman in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A woman washes morning glory in a stream running outside her home hear Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     

A woman washes morning glory in a stream running outside her home hear Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 A farmer in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A farmer in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A man walks through a marketplace in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
       
     

A man walks through a marketplace in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.

 A butcher smokes a cigarette while preparing cuts of meat for sale at a market in Shanghai, China.
       
     

A butcher smokes a cigarette while preparing cuts of meat for sale at a market in Shanghai, China.

 A woman wraps marinated chunks of meat in bamboo at a market in Zhujiajiao, China.
       
     

A woman wraps marinated chunks of meat in bamboo at a market in Zhujiajiao, China.

 A man walking through a small village in Old Bagan, Myanmar, offers bananas for sale.
       
     

A man walking through a small village in Old Bagan, Myanmar, offers bananas for sale.

 A woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market in Nyaung-U, Myanmar.
       
     

A woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market in Nyaung-U, Myanmar.

 A man begins to build a stall at Nyaung-U market in Myanmar.
       
     

A man begins to build a stall at Nyaung-U market in Myanmar.

 A woman weighs seafood on a fish scale at an outdoor market in Myanmar.
       
     

A woman weighs seafood on a fish scale at an outdoor market in Myanmar.

 A woman wearing a bright turquoise shirt, holding a fan to cool herself under the sun above displays chicken meat for sale at the market in Nyaung-U, Myanmar.
       
     

A woman wearing a bright turquoise shirt, holding a fan to cool herself under the sun above displays chicken meat for sale at the market in Nyaung-U, Myanmar.

 A woman sells fish at a market in Nyaung U, Myanmar.
       
     

A woman sells fish at a market in Nyaung U, Myanmar.

 A fishmonger stares blankly during a quiet moment at a busy marketplace in Nyaung U, Myanmar.
       
     

A fishmonger stares blankly during a quiet moment at a busy marketplace in Nyaung U, Myanmar.

 A vendor at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, prepares a dish for waiting customers.
       
     

A vendor at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, prepares a dish for waiting customers.

 A woman selling vegetables on the ride of a road in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

A woman selling vegetables on the ride of a road in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 A man weaves together bamboo rice steamers in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

A man weaves together bamboo rice steamers in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 A man selling historic photographs underneath National Stadium BTS station in Bangkok, Thailand.
       
     

A man selling historic photographs underneath National Stadium BTS station in Bangkok, Thailand.

 An elderly man proudly poses for a portrait at his home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

An elderly man proudly poses for a portrait at his home in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A man laughs at being photographed on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     

A man laughs at being photographed on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar.

 A woman on a rural road in Cambodia.
       
     

A woman on a rural road in Cambodia.

 A girl selling souvenirs poses for a photo outside a temple in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A girl selling souvenirs poses for a photo outside a temple in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A mother and daughter fill up buckets of potable water from a well near their home in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A mother and daughter fill up buckets of potable water from a well near their home in Bagan, Myanmar.

 A sanitation worker cleaning the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos, poses for a photo-op.
       
     

A sanitation worker cleaning the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos, poses for a photo-op.

 A man pushes his boat off the shores of Kampong Phluk, a stilted village on the banks of the Tonle Sap Lake. This photo was taken in February, the peak dry season; during the rainy season, water pours in from the nearby Mekong River and the lake swells to 5x it's size, with levels rising up to 10 meters, submerging the stilts that the homes are built on.
       
     

A man pushes his boat off the shores of Kampong Phluk, a stilted village on the banks of the Tonle Sap Lake. This photo was taken in February, the peak dry season; during the rainy season, water pours in from the nearby Mekong River and the lake swells to 5x it's size, with levels rising up to 10 meters, submerging the stilts that the homes are built on.

 A man sitting on a sidewalk in Bangkok reads a newspaper.
       
     

A man sitting on a sidewalk in Bangkok reads a newspaper.

 A girl cooks breakfast for road travelers at the Yangon-Mandalay Highway rest area in Phyu, Myanmar.
       
     

A girl cooks breakfast for road travelers at the Yangon-Mandalay Highway rest area in Phyu, Myanmar.

Christopher Markisz - Mawlamyine Restaurant
       
     
Christopher Markisz - Mawlamyine Restaurant
 Day or night, there is no shortage of street food in Bangkok, Thailand.
       
     

Day or night, there is no shortage of street food in Bangkok, Thailand.

Christopher Markisz - Shanghai Street Food
       
     
Christopher Markisz - Shanghai Street Food
 A street barber gives a patron a haircut on a cold night in Shanghai, China.
       
     

A street barber gives a patron a haircut on a cold night in Shanghai, China.

 A street barber gives a patron a shave in Shanghai, China.
       
     

A street barber gives a patron a shave in Shanghai, China.

 A Chinese soldier stands guard at Tiananmen Square. Beijing, China.
       
     

A Chinese soldier stands guard at Tiananmen Square. Beijing, China.

 Worshipers come and go at Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's current capital city.
       
     

Worshipers come and go at Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's current capital city.

 A worshipper poses for a photo inside Jing'an Temple in Shanghai, China.
       
     

A worshipper poses for a photo inside Jing'an Temple in Shanghai, China.

 A portrait of an elderly woman in Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A portrait of an elderly woman in Bagan, Myanmar.

 Portrait of a man drinking a beer on the shores of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
       
     

Portrait of a man drinking a beer on the shores of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.

 A man poses for a portrait in Saigon, Vietnam.
       
     

A man poses for a portrait in Saigon, Vietnam.

 A worshiper outside Lama Temple in Beijing, China.
       
     

A worshiper outside Lama Temple in Beijing, China.

 A Cambodian man takes an afternoon nap in a hammock with his daughter under their home.
       
     

A Cambodian man takes an afternoon nap in a hammock with his daughter under their home.

 An elderly woman arriving at Shwedagon Pagoda for morning prayers.
       
     

An elderly woman arriving at Shwedagon Pagoda for morning prayers.

 A villager rides a bicycle on a hot day in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

A villager rides a bicycle on a hot day in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 A monk counts money after closing hours at the market in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
       
     

A monk counts money after closing hours at the market in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.

 A smiling Burmese monk holding an umbrella.
       
     

A smiling Burmese monk holding an umbrella.

 A lone monk walks alongside a temple wall after the daily alms-giving ceremony on a rainy morning in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

A lone monk walks alongside a temple wall after the daily alms-giving ceremony on a rainy morning in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 A small group of monks walk back to their temple after the early morning alms-giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos. Normally, there are several dozen, if not hundreds of monks who partake in this daily ceremony but on cold and rainy days like this one, only a handful show up to carry on the sacred tradition.
       
     

A small group of monks walk back to their temple after the early morning alms-giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos. Normally, there are several dozen, if not hundreds of monks who partake in this daily ceremony but on cold and rainy days like this one, only a handful show up to carry on the sacred tradition.

 Buddhist nuns panned while walking at Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar.
       
     

Buddhist nuns panned while walking at Shwedagon Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar.

 A novice monk at Wat Tao Hai sweeps the temple grounds after an afternoon thunderstorm. Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

A novice monk at Wat Tao Hai sweeps the temple grounds after an afternoon thunderstorm. Luang Prabang, Laos.

Monks On A Foot Bridge
       
     
Monks On A Foot Bridge

Two monks cross a bamboo footbridge over the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 Buddhist Monks go for a swim in Hpa An, Myanmar.
       
     

Buddhist Monks go for a swim in Hpa An, Myanmar.

 An environmental portrait of my tuk tuk driver Sam in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     

An environmental portrait of my tuk tuk driver Sam in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 There are many different modes of transportation in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
       
     

There are many different modes of transportation in Mawlamyine, Myanmar.

 A boy on the shoreline of the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.
       
     

A boy on the shoreline of the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.

 A herd of cattle walk through soft afternoon sunlight on a road near Bagan, Myanmar.
       
     

A herd of cattle walk through soft afternoon sunlight on a road near Bagan, Myanmar.

 The sun sets behind the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos.
       
     

The sun sets behind the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 Cuban patrons dance to live traditional music at Palacio de la Rumba in Havana, Cuba.
       
     

Cuban patrons dance to live traditional music at Palacio de la Rumba in Havana, Cuba.