A Full Moon Party was part of the movie, "The Beach."
From Director of Photographer Morgan Fallon: "Obviously it was super dangerous and something we would never see here but, I loved watching it work. Especially on the big wheel it was amazing to watch the team of kids working together. It was beautifully choreographed and they were able to make minor adjustments while loading the cars by very subtle weight shifts. Then were able to spin the wheel with amazing force when they all threw their weight. Plus they did it all in flip flops. "
Anotehr reaction from Zach Zamboni: "It's pretty shocking a first glance, seeing these young guys risking life and limb to get a Ferris wheel really cranking. But as you film for awhile, seeing their confidence and laughter as they fly around barely holding onto the thing, you eventually remember what they just lived through. You can see the joy they have now, and can clearly see how their concept of risk will never be the same again."
One more reaction from DP Todd Liebler, about that crazy Ferris wheel, powered by humans: :"As for the ferris wheel? Well that's the closest I've come to running away to join the circus..."
As for religion in Myanmar, most practice Theravada Buddhism -- the oldest, most conservative form of Buddhism. Theravada Buddhists believe that existence is a cycle of suffering through birth, death and rebirth.
A salad of fermented tea leaves? Yes - and Bourdain likes it, even though he doesn't normally like salads.
"A mat, and a blanket, and a plate and a bowl." That's all you get in a prison in Myanmar.
Anthony Bourdain shared local BBQ and beers with local rock band Side Effect.