|This beautiful mother denotes more than evident features of some Portuguese women. Her features are definitely not Asian.|
As Luis de Camões wrote, himself an adventurer and a soldier, we spread ourselves with slashes of the sword and of love, therefore achieving the first genetic pool which begun in East Africa and went all the way to Japan.In 2002 Joaquim Magalhães de Castro, an acquaintance of mine, sponsored by the Macau International Institutetravelled to Bhurma in search of those Portuguese descendants, the Bayingyis of the Valley of Mu, and published a book of which the photographs are a small part of its contents.In his quest, Joaquim Castro met the archbishop of Mandalay and learnt of the difficulties of communications.In the Valley of the river Mu, Castro found full evidence in the 21st. century of those slashes of love that Camões spoke of.
facebook do autor do livro, Joaquim Magalhães de Castro sobre os portugueses na Birmânia, no vale de mu e de um livro para aicionados: