Myanmar (Burma)

I took these photos in Burma during the spring of 2012. For lack of a better analogy, Myanmar (Burma) impressed me as the “Cuba” of Southeast Asia; it hasn’t changed much in the past 60 years. Visiting Burma gives one a feeling of what it may have been like to visit Thailand in the 1950’s. Our Burmese visa was very regionally-specific and hard to obtain. We were “encouraged” (by the government-sponsored agencies) to visit to certain areas of the country and FORBIDDEN to visit others. I took these photos in Rangoon, the Inle Lake region, and the ancient and breathtaking city of Bagan, located in the Mandalay region of the country.