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
Up early again, this time heading east from the lodgings in Cusco, the sky looks overcast from the bedroom window but it might be worth heading out, I walk down the pathways and come across a viewpoint looking towards these distant mountains with the early morning mist still lingering in the valleys. Shot with a 135mm prime and then cropped in post.
From Cusco we got a taxi down to the charming village of Pisac. After some empanadas for almuerzo I took a stroll around the market, taking a moment to buy a hat made from Alpaca wool..
This is Luisa who I met in the Plaza de Armas – a natural in front of camera!
La tienda del sombrero
And in the afternoon a taxi transported us up the hill to the Pisac Ruins, an amazing place which we had almost all to ourselves.