During the Jan-Feb winter vacation in 2017, Catherine and I returned to Asia and spent two weeks circling the tourist circuit in Myanmar. Starting in Yangon, we bused overnight to Bagan and spent a few days capturing sunrises and sunsets from the tops of ancient temples and driving an electric scooter through the sandy countryside. Then we continued on to Mandalay, wandering the streets and trying as much food as the heat and our stomachs would allow. Finally, we bused onward to scenic Inle Lake and spent a couple days boating around and recovering from our culinary adventures in Mandalay. An amazing trip, overall, and it felt great for us both to be back in Asia. While it is a complicated country that we can’t hope to understand in such a short time and on such curated explorations, Myanmar left a lasting impression through the kindness of the people we met. I don’t think we’ve ever been treated with more care in a South East Asian country. Hopefully, the spirit we encountered can survive both the current political turmoil and a seemingly inevitable future of tourism expansion. These are my favourite images that I captured on our trip.