Myanmar 4 Years Later | Photos

A pleasurable aroma of burnt incense fills the chill of a clear blue night. A myriad of brightly lit candles illuminate pathways and the hundreds of beloved figures around the gigantic stupa; covered with millions of tiny squares of gold leaf, it glitters. Devotees roam around and pray. It’s all familiar to me. I am […]

A day in Samkar | Myanmar

Inle Lake in Myanmar is no doubt an amazing place. I have wonderful memories from the couple of days I spent wandering it. In fact, I returned with tons of images from Inle Lake and I still have photos that I never processed. So, I just went back to the archives and finished some more. […]

U Bein Bridge Near Mandalay | Myanmar

As I took a break from processing photos from the trip to Italy, I went back to the archives and started to work on some of the ones from Myanmar. I still have tons of photos from Burma that I need to work on; it’s such an amazing place that I hope to get back […]

Bagan in Photos | Myanmar (Burma)

This is a long overdue post, sharing some more photos of the beautiful plains of Bagan taken during my last year trip. Although I posted pictures from Bagan before, I still do have a lot of material from this adventure and I’m still going through the photos and processing them. This is truly a remarkable […]

A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

It takes about three-plus hours of motorboat navigation from the popular tourist center, Nyaungshwe, through lnle Lake to reach Taung Tho Kyaung village. Located far at the southern end of the lake, this place is off the tourist circuit and really worth a visit. Numerous small villages along the lake itself and the shores can […]

Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

Sunsets, sunrises – that’s pretty much what Bagan is, photographically speaking. Don’t get me wrong – there is plenty to do and see around here and I loved my stay. But if you Google “Bagan photos,” the first thing you’ll see are amazing ancient temples emerging from the mist in a pretty magical way. To […]

Yangon Central Railway Station in Photos | Myanmar

Looking out through the window of a rusted train, a toothless Burmese man smiles to me. His daughter, wearing the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic thanaka paste, looks down, almost shy of the moment and my presence there.  Like many others, they are patiently waiting for their convoy to depart from Yangon’s Central Railway Station. If you […]

Farmers in the Shan Province | Myanmar (Burma)

Getting ready for my trip to Arequipa in Peru this coming week, I am joining forces with Photographers Without Borders  to help HOOP Peru raise awareness by documenting their activities in the region. So this is most likely the last post before I leave, but stay tuned as I’ll be sharing images and stories from […]

Inle Lake | Myanmar

Still working on photos from the trip to Myanmar, this was an amazing trip with lots of photos and stories to share, so I’ll keep them coming. It’s way difficult to decided which place I prefer the best, all of Myanmar was certainly magical, needles to say the days in Inle Lake were beyond my […]

People around Mandalay | Myanmar

My time in Mandalay was about 3 days, during those days wandered around, within the city mainly the outskirt of the city where you can find more traditional Burmese lifestyle than in the city itself. There is so much diversity here, monasteries, art and crafts workshops, and of course rural areas. In this post I […]

The Nyaung U Market in Bagan | Myanmar

During the trip to Myanmar the Nyaung U market in the Mandalay Region in Bagan was truly the first contact I had with the local culture. Although I started the trip in Yangon I stayed there just one short day upon arrival, and the following morning a short flight took me to Bagan. En route […]

The Plains of Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

One of the highlights from my trip to Myanmar, and one of the main attractions, drawing visitors to the country is the ancient city of Bagan. This is pretty much an archeological zone located in the Mandalay Region. There are several ways to get here from Yangon, but the most common for the tourist is the bus […]

The Street Market in Yangon | Myanmar

In Yangon there are no chain stores, so where do locals turn for they daily needs? The street market… Yes, locals go shopping everyday and they go to the street market where they can find everything you can imagine. Dead or alive, from fresh produce to, rice, meats, spices and beyond. The market stretches for […]

Wandering in Yangon | Myanmar

Yangon truly is a bustling city. Despite the fact that it’s the former capital of Myanmar ever since 2006 rolled around, and the government relocated to Naypidaw, it’s still the country’s largest city and commercial center. Over 5 million souls call it home. The city is also known as Rangoon, but the name was changed […]

Highlights of Myanmar (Burma)

I’ve just returned from a 12 day trip to Myanmar (Burma), it was truly a great experience and I came back with a lot to share. The trip was organized by Within the Frame, and I really want to thank our amazing guide, Nay Win Oo (Shine) for his dedication to the group and for […]