I have long wanted to visit Myanmar and finally travelled there with three fellow photographers last month! The colours, scenery and wonderful people was a joy and we have many thousands of images to work through.
Myanmar is a photographer’s paradise: vibrant colours, smiling people who are happy to be photographed, good food and fabulous scenery. We travelled to Yangon and from there by road to Kyaikhtiyo and Mawlamyine where we saw the giant golden Shwedagon pagoda (amongst so many that it was easy to lose track!), other Buddhist shrines, the Golden Rock at Kyaikhtiyo and much more. From there we flew to Bagan to see its famous temples and markets. We also visited Mandalay, Hsipau and Inle on our tour, led throughout by excellent guides. I don’t really feel that a blog of this sort is the right place to do justice to a country like Myanmar, rather I would prefer to let the photos to do the talking. I have nearly 5000 images and this is a rapid selection of a few to whet your appetites. There will be more to follow. We decided to photograph education and visited monasteries, schools and an orphanage to see the different ways in which you children are educated, being granted a level of access that would be unthinkable in Western Europe. Please let me have your comments and, in the meantime, happy reading!