After Mandalay I caught a bus north to Hsipaw. Leaving the popular tourist route behind, this was a week spent in a tranquil, rural area of Burma. I hired a motorcycle and explored the local area, shooting every dawn and dusk.
I visited the famous Jade Market in Mandalay to photograph the transactions and interactions between the traders and purchasers. It was refreshing to get away from the tourist hordes I had encountered at the U-Bein Bridge the previous morning and … Continue reading
From Bagan I caught a bus to Mandalay. This city with such an iconic name is not the most pedestrian friendly, and perhaps a hard place to warm to. However I did find photographic opportunity at the famous U-Bein Bridge … Continue reading
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Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. I spent two days here at the beginning of my Burmese adventure, … Continue reading
From Fort Kochi we got a taxi north to a charming homestay near the town of North Paravur. Rather than doing an extended trip on a houseboat, we opted for a shorter half day ride in a narrow boat. Although … Continue reading
I got up early and spent the morning exploring Fort Kochi as the sun slowly rose above the low rise buildings. Kids playing cricket while the temperatures were low, fresh fish on sale at the market, fishermen working the distinctive ‘Chinese nets’, richshaws spluttering around the tranquil streets.
Since 1959 the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers have carried out a flag lowering ceremony to mark the end of each day when the border gate between the two countries slams shut. Guards both from both countries … Continue reading
After covering the Holi festival in Mathura I caught a train to Delhi (an bour late as is usual in India), and flew north to Amritsar, famous for the Golden Temple and the Wagha border ceremony. The light was soft … Continue reading