With a week free on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka I decided to catch a train north, to the lesser explored region of Jaffna. This was off limits to travellers during the civil war years, and only in the … Continue reading
After the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa we moved south onto the ancient rock city of Sigiriya, and then the stunning buddhist cave temples of Dambulla.
The ancient cities in the north of Sri Lanka were my first destinations of this trip. Giant stupas, ancient stone carvings, statues of Buddha, prayer flags and historic temples awaited…
After one night in Kunming I caught a bus north to Dali, once a very traditional Chinese town and a favourite stop on backpacker routes through Yunnan, now Dali is an over commercialised destination, with every building in the old … Continue reading
After Guilin we flew west to Yunnan province, it was a mammoth day of travel, but we finally got to Jianshui in the evening (via a bus from Kunming). I’d chosen this town as a useful halfway point between Yuanyang … Continue reading
The final week of my Burmese adventure was spent in this little visited region in the South East of Myanmar, not far from the Thai border. This was a bucolic landscape of Karst hills, cave temples and misty mornings, and … Continue reading
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.
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