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Travel Postcards / 06.11.2012

Yangon, the former capital of Burma until the military regime decided to move it to Naypyidaw, is anything but what I would call a beautiful city. All in all, one of the few things which attracted me in Yangon where a few images of urban decay Polluted, chaotic, noisy, dirty and mostly crumbling, Yangon however offers a few...

Travel Postcards / 02.11.2012

When the sun starts setting down in Siladen, a small island in Northern Sulawesi, the little village bursts of life. Men play cards or other games, women are often busy doing their laundry, and kids play along the beach. One of their favorite spots is the pier, where they run up and down and once...

Travel Postcards / 06.10.2012

Undoubtedly, Inle Lake is one of the most enchanting spots in Burma, still full of traditions that hopefully will remain alive although I'm afraid things might change very quickly.Inle Lake is home to the fishermen rowing with one leg wrapped around the oar, a distinctive style very often portrayed in photos of Burma as one...

Travel Postcards / 15.09.2012

Every passionate photographer will tell you that U-Bein bridge is a spot not to miss in Mandalay, especially at sunset. I was not that lucky, though, as the sky was cloudy and the sun could barely appear through the thick layer. The sunset that night was nice, but nothing unforgettable, however, I liked a lot looking at the...

Travel Postcards / 06.09.2012

In Bagan (Burma), the land of the thousands temples, I noticed this wonderfully carved bronze Buddhist bell. Placed in the courtyard giving access to the temple, I guess it was once (maybe still) used to call for the prayer.As it often happens in Burma, I wasn't able to find any reference to the time when it...