Burma Next Week
I am off to Burma (Myanmar) on Saturday for a week. I have not been to Burma yet. I keep planning a trip there, but something always comes up and I decide to go somewhere else. Since they have “opened” up, it is now time to go before the country changes too much. Tourists flocking to a country always changes things.
I am, believe it or not, skipping Bagan and Inle Lake….two of the most popular destinations in Burma. Why you ask? Well, there are thousands upon thousands of photos from Bagan and Inle Lake. It would be difficult to top the best of these and to find something different from these two areas. So, my buddy and I decided to head to a more remote area in Burma that was closed to foreigners in the past. This area is supposed to be still void of tourists leave a handful. The temples in this area are still being used by the locals, and should provide me with some unique photo opportunities. It is not easy to get there, but I think it will be worth it. I can always return another time to see Bagan and Inle Lake.
Yunan Province, China in Early November
I am returning to China with a group of 20 students the first week of November. We will be visiting Kunming, Dali, Li Jiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Zhongdian. Really looking forward to returning to this area of China.
The photo below is from Zhongdian, which is actually Eastern Tibet. These old ladies were not too keen about me taking their photo, but the two old guys talked to them and got them to smile for me.