Wow! What a week of travel. As I mentioned before, this was my second trip to Myanmar. Last time, I skipped all of the tourist place, and went off the beaten path to the Eastern shore of Myanmar. This time, I went to all of the tourist places…Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, and Mandalay. Other than dealing with crowds of tourists, I can see why these place attract all of the tourists. Actually, it wasn’t really that bad. You could get away from the crowds quite easily, and find some nice remote spots. Myanmar is not yet totally ruined by tourists and still has its natural charm. The people are incredible…so laid back and friendly. A wonderful country to visit, and a photographic dream spot.
I am still going through all of my photos, and will post them as I find some gems…here is the first of my favorites so far…
We had just visited a nice temple in Bagan, and were walking down this long empty passageway, when we turned around to see two young monks walking down the passageway with their daily collection of food from the temple. I had to act fast to get the right settings on my camera, and snapped away as they walked toward me. This was taken with my new Sony 85mm lens…that lens was on my camera most of the trip….it is one awesome lens, and I can say without a doubt the best lens I have ever owned.