After many years, I finally made it to Burma (Myanmar) a place that has long interested me thanks to the literature of George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling and the exploits of Orde Wingate's Chindits fighting the Japanese during World War 2.
It was an awesome trip and over the next few weeks I'll have to sort through the images and whittle them down to a reasonable edit. But, for now, here are some of the snapshots that I took with my iPod Touch which came as a throw in when I upgraded my Macbook pro recently. I took it with me to listen to some podcasts and stuff during the quiet times but ended up using the camera and its apps to grab some snapshots between beers and the more 'serious' photographic endeavours.
|Hotel room views - dreaming of George Orwell and Rudyard Kiplinfg|
|Sule Pagoda, Rangoon|
|Ananda Pahto temple, Bagan|
|Stupa Ruins, Indein|
|Buddha at Nga Hpe Kyaung|
|Betel nut seller, Mandalay|
|Preparing for the road to Mandalay|
|Shan market, Indein|
|Coffee and propaganda somewhere over the Irrawaddy|
|Fisherman, Inle lake|
|Monks sharing a cigar...yes they're kids.|
|Roadside book stall, Rangoon.|
|Departure lounge, Yangon|
|When the generals talk... (with apologies to Midnight Oil)|