I walked through the camp from morning until night. Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this labyrinth type refugee camp. I met some people who spoke enough English to tell me of the crime and corruption that goes on there. From stories of rape, which go unpunished to the poor quality rice they have to live on. The seeming lack of publicity or aid they seem to receive. And for some, after twentyfive years they have given up hope.
Myanmar, Burma. The boats on Inle lake look handmade, are handmade but go through the water with speed and style.
As I prepared to eat a wonderful meal I looked around and saw this image that had to be captured. You could say I once again saw the light.
A wonderful and hard working nun who has done so much for the people of the Delta region who were made homeless after the hurricane Nargis in 2008. She and her convent have done much, but there's lots more to do! Can you help?
It was a cold foggy morning on the lake, and my levels of inspiration were low and cold until I spotted this young man.
The Delta region which was destroyed by hurricane Nargis in 2008 is still badly in need of aid, both medical and financial!
It was still cold and grey, but the rays of sunshine coming over the mountains made for some wonderful images.
There's nothing like the sunset at the U Bein bridge. Trouble is the monks so like speaking english you risk missing it.
The low water levels of the Ayerwaddy are worrying, caused by the damn levels are dangerously low. Even the small boats get stuck on sandbanks.
This young man speaks four languages, is the most entrepreneurial and enterprising person I have met in Myanmar/Burma yet languishes in a refugee camp.
Lots of laws but little justice!