A photo post dedicated to some of the people I came across in Myanmar.
Connecting with local people is probably one of the greatest joys I derive from travelling. I love the learning and sharing that stem from unexpected conversations, or, when linguistic barriers prevent words, from trading smiles and gestures.
Consequently, I love taking pictures of those with whom I have had an exchange. These captures are always a great reminder of the funny, solemn, or sometimes uncomfortable moments we have shared.
One thing I noticed as I was taking pictures, however: the diversity of the faces in Myanmar. It surprised me. While I didn’t exactly have an idea of what Burmese people would look like, I certainly didn’t expect all of the different physical characteristics of the people I encountered. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have been surprised — Myanmar is bordered by China, Laos, Thailand, India, and Bangladesh.
A while back I did a faces of India post — now, a sampling of the faces of Myanmar.
Have you ever gone somewhere with a preconceived notion of how people would look and then been surprised by the reality?