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    Mrauk-U

    I have done a little journey the week that has passed. Time was limited, so it lasted much shorter than I would have liked, but from a photographic point of view, it was as good as it gets, at least when it comes to motives. We (I and a Burmese colleague), travelled to Mrauk-U, a town that is easiest to reach by river-boat, 5-6 hours inland from Sittwe, the capital of the Rakhine State in Myanmar. Sittwe is in itself the centre of a very controversial ethnic conflict, a conflict I will not comment upon.

    As a starter, here's a photo of the ferry that took us back to Sittwe this morning, a voyage that took 6 hours and was part of the 18 hour journey back to my apartment in Thailand. I will post these photos in the 4/3 forum as well, since all photos were taken with Panasonic GH2 and GH3.

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    Re: Mrauk-U

    First things first: I've mostly been travelling alone the last 18 years, but all good things have to come to an end. Here's the end, my excellent colleague and travel companion:

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    Looking forward to your pics, Jorgen!!

    Best.

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    Re: Mrauk-U

    Thank you, Rayyan. Here's one from Sittwe in the evening, after work and before the journey really began.

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    Morning at Sittwe Harbour.

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    The journey has started, up the Kaladan River.

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    6 hours on the river. Enough time to take a couple of photos

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    6 hours with this kind of view is what it takes to go to Mrauk-U. The constant haze makes all colours look pastel.

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    In Mrauk-U, Koe-thaung Temple or the Temple of 90,000 Buddhas.

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    Rush hour in Mrauk-U

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    Evenings can be hazy. A good reason to climb a hill

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    Another day, another boat ride. Different river this time: Lay Myo

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    Good, functional architecture is kind of universal wherever in the world one travels.

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    As far as we went, a village with no road connection, where the mountains start towards the Indian border.

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    Back onto the river.

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    Waiting for the ferry.

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    These boats are used to transport gravel for road construction from further up the river. This is their destination port where the gravel is carried by hand on shore.

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    If you go far enough up the river, people have different traditions, or rather had. The young women nowadays don't do these tattoos, so the chances of seeing this is literally dying out.

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    Re: Mrauk-U

    Wow. Thanks Jorgen.

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    Thank you, Tsjanik

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    Wonderful set, Jørgen (as usual). Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    I love Burma/Myanmar. It's been too long since I've visited. Your images make me miss the Burmese "out lands" and the people who live there even more. Thanks!

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    Thank you, Dale, much appreciated. While hotels around Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle are packed with tourists these days, there are none once you cross the city borders of Yangon on the way out in the water world. I'm just back from another visit, hardly scratching the surface of the Irrawaddy Delta, but here's another one from Mrauk-U.

    If men carried water, would there be more water pipes?

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    In Thailand, like in many other countries where motorised transportation are killing humans and the environment in quantity, the government has recently announced that they will make roads more "bicycle friendly". In Mrauk-U, roads are already bicycle friendly, but for how long...?

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    Re: Mrauk-U

    I found another photo from this trip:

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