Myanmar. My cup of tea.
If somebody would ask what the most fascinating country in South-East Asia is, then I would answer that from what I have seen, it is Myanmar.
And not only because it is still so very authentic and full of true colours and traditions. It is the sincerity and openness of the people that won me over.
Men in skirt-like lungi, chewing on betel nut. Women covered with thanaka paintings, wearing colourful traditional clothes mixed with cheap Chinese import. Robust buses and taxis that barely have a ground underneath. Bumpy roads that last forever.
And then again colonial architecture and golden stupas. Sunrise on a temple in Bagan. Another cup of green tea in a village hut.
Simple and kind. Harsh but heart-warming.
| 2010 |