Photographer's Note

Just back from a fantastic trip to Rakhine state, Myanmar. I was dreaming of going there since a few years, when I found a book at Bangkok airport entitled "Burma's Lost Kingdoms - Splendours of Arakan". Beautiful pictures on TrekEarth from leo61, everlasting, AmiBe, ardes, devimeuxbe, Mistral and others nourished my dreams since then.

Reality was even beyond my dreams... I start with a picture taken within a small hamlet in the middle of the ruins in Mrauk-U. Wonderful people still living in the past, very far from our noisy and stressful cities.

Burmese women apply Thanaka paste on their face to protect from the sun as well as making them even more beautiful :)

I am also back to TE after a long break. Too much work during that period. Not enough time to travel, to take pictures or even to write comments :)

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