Myanmar: Faces & places, but mostly faces

I’m a fan of landscapes, so it’s a testament to Burmese friendliness that photos of faces make up the majority of this album. Every single day in Myanmar was a series of friendly and eye opening social interactions in villages where the tourist is still a novelty. Visiting Myanmar is like going back in time – think Southeast Asia 50 years ago – a country where cell phones, ATMs and outside influences are limited. That was a few years ago and things are changing fast.

*Just to put everyone at ease, I don’t put a camera in anyone’s face unless the mood is right and we’ve established some sort of connection. I email the photos to the photographees whenever possible. If they seem annoyed or unhappy with the photo, I delete it. These photos represent valuable memories, but they are worthless if someone is made uncomfortable in the process.

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    Jackie Hallerberg
    March 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Natalia, You managed to remain upbeat and hopeful even with this series of mishaps in Myanmar. I might have been in tears but you kept on exploring and experiencing. Interesting to think of traveling in a country where you can’t find an ATM and your personal belongings have a propensity to walk. Thank you for “taking me along.” Jackie

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      March 17, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks Jackie! There were definitely some tears, but it’s always easier to see the positives in hindsight. Definitely glad I visited.

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