The road to Mandalay
Myanmar! Shrouded in mystery, hidden for decades behind a shadowy steel curtain of tyranny! The land that time forgot! The last nation untouched by the corrupting influence of the West! Right? Yeah, not so much. It is a fascinating place, though. Still deeply culturally independent, and still more economically influenced by China than by the West, though that's changing fast. It's also quite a visually extraordinary place. Especially in Bagan, land of ten thousand temples (once literally): Spot the Buddha! I took, at a conservative estimate, approximately nineteen zillion pictures, of which these are but a sample. More to come.