Can we get an answer from the great DPs who are live tweeting?
Myanmar is the largest mainland nation in Southeast Asia.
"There's sh*t going on they do not want you to see," says Bourdain...just now on CNN.
Those workers in the field? Here's a great story from DP Morgan Fallon: "We got up super early and drove a couple hours in the dark until we figured we were in rice paddies. When we got there, still in the dark we found out from some people on the road that it was a holiday and that no one would be working in the fields. In the distance we heard music so we drove down a dirt road towards the sound and ended up at a monastery with huge speakers blaring Burmese festival music. We explained to the head monk who we were, what we were trying to do and the issue we had run up against. He disappeared into the early dawn and returned in 15 minuets with about a dozen field workers. It turns out that he had gone to the local factory and explained our situation and that they had volunteered to come out and work the fields so that we could get our shots. They didn't want money or anything else from us, they simply jumped in to help. We got amazing footage some of which made it into the show open as well as the episode. After the monks invited us to the celebration, fed us and allowed us to shoot the whole thing. They also asked for nothing in return though we made a modest contribution to the monastery as a token of respect. "
Nats: spirits that are worshipped in Myanmar.
“I’m not really a salad guy.” -- Anthony Bourdain
What is that "best restaurant in the country"? It's on our map right now on CNN.com/Bourdain.
Sarabha is the name of the restaurant Bourdain went to in Bagan - if you'd like to go...
An amazing shot is coming up next - taken by using...hot air balloons!
Next "Parts Unknown"? Koreatown in Los Angeles...