Oh Myanmar, what a beautiful experience at the end of an already incredible journey!
It started on the bus to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok where I met Neill, an Australian globetrotter from Perth, who shares many of my passions, travelling and photography in particular, we also love to meet new people and take life the easy way. The fact that we spent my whole 15 days together travelling Myanmar without knowing each other speaks for itself, it really was a great time and we met so many nice people along the way.
In Yangon we came across two Burmese guys, Wunna and Thura, the latter spent three days with us introducing us to normal Burmese life, especially on the countryside, everything without ever asking for money, incredibly friendly.
We also met a very nice Belgian couple in Yangon, Lies and Jhony. We did a magnificent trek from laid-back Kalaw to beautiful Inle Lake together with a bunch of very friendly travellers from around the world.
Bagan was just divine and Mandalay and its surrounding cities provided endless picturesque subjects, a dream for any photographer.
It seems this whole trip really was worth while in every way. It took my photography a good bit further, I improved my portraits of strangers for example, I will bring back around 12.000 images, enough material to completely update the website when I'm back in Berlin and to make portfolios for individual applications and purposes. My portrait project in Cambodia was very successful and I hope to realize my second exhibition in Spring 2014 with an accompanying book.
This trip was more than I expected, much more to come, but now it's time for my Myanmar Best Of ...
WONDERFUL! I'm in love with Myanmar, what a beautiful journey, I will come back someday ...
I am relaxing on Ko Samed, Thailand, for two days now editing images and choosing the 12 for the calender, will show them soon ...