Hsipaw is a great retreat from the heat and crowds of Mandalay. Its about 200km (6 hours by bus) from the city - sitting on boxes of tomatoes the whole journey you will still enjoy the mountain-like scenery and when you finally reach the destination, you will find yourself in a laid back village.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon D300, Nikon 17-35mm/f2.8, Nikon 50/f1.8, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII, Nikon TC-17E II

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Boy Carrying Wood, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Boy Carrying Wood

Shan Boy, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Shan Boy

Boy Under Tree, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Boy Under Tree

Alms Round, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Alms Round

Nun With Alms Bowl, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Nun With Alms Bowl

Alms Round, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Alms Round

Local Market, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Local Market

Shan Woman, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Shan Woman

Woman Burning Incense, Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Woman Burning Incense