An hour after this photo was taken, came one of the wildest rainstorms I have ever witnessed. One of these boats, filled with people (including small children) was caught out on the lake and the occupants struggled to shore, and were lucky to make it… So this photo is literally “the calm before the storm”.
These vivacious young girls played up for the camera as I was waiting for lunch in a Danu village, about 3 hours’ walk from the highland town of Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma). The village, home of the Danu people, was one of many on a spectacular three day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake.
For two days, our party hiked “the long way ’round” to arrive at one of the most spectacular campsites I have ever set up a tent – at renowned Wineglass Bay, Tasmania. We completed a three day circuit around the Freycinet Peninsula, but for those that want to take a short-cut, this iconic beach can be reached in less than an hour from the nearby carpark.
During our stay in Luang Prabang we were fortunate enough to witness one of the largest festivals of the year, held in locations across South-East Asia – the Buddhist celebration which is known in Laos as Wan Ork Pasa.