I went to Myanmar / Burma in December 2005. It was such a great experince for me to visit this magical but rather sad country. It was obvious that life was quite tough for so many people and I dont think that much changed since then. My saddest memories were from a road construction site where women were carrying big rocks on their backs while their small kids were just playing along side them..
This market place was from a town called Nyaung Oo. I remember visiting it early in the morning.
As you could see from the photos, women in Burma used a type of cosmetics on their faces named tanakha. They are mainly using it to protect their skins from sun, but they said that it is also very good for getting rid of pimples and frecles. Did I try it?? Of course, but not too long as I love my frecles and did not want to loose them.