I have always been captivated by the mystery of Myanmar – its alluring beauty, dramatic history, and ancient cultures combine to create the ideal destination for those looking for a path less travelled. As the country finally begins to open up its doors to the outside world, travelling to Myanmar now represents a wonderful opportunity to build relations with those who’ve been cut off from the outside world for too long and to contribute to the continuous development of independence. I simply cannot wait to witness the stupas of Bagan first hand, cross the magnificent Gokteik Viaduct, and meet some of the friendliest faces I’ll ever likely encounter!
Myanmar has engulfed my heart and captured my imagination ever since I discovered it’s rich history, ancient temples and incredible landscapes – as a photographer the picturesque nature of Myanmar did not let me put down my camera once. What fascinated me most is the peaceful and spiritual way of life, the humility of the local people and their warm hospitality. I loved the authentic exchange and interaction with the locals – turns out we were as intriguing to them as they were to us. In two weeks Myanmar calmed my mind, filled me with inspiration and gratitude and left me with the urge to go back – in the meantime, I am reminded of its beauty by wonderful photos covering my living room wall. Definitely my favourite South East Asian country.