Looking Back at the First Un-Tour to Myanmar

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Looking Back at the First Un-Tour to Myanmar

Five years in the making.  One year of planning.  13 days of stories and adventures on one remarkable journey.

I call it Myanmar Magic... these opportunities that just happen to come your way if you don't try too hard and you're open to them.  For years, this has been the Myanmar that I've known while working on "This Myanmar Life."

It was for this reason that I decided to create the Un-Tour to Myanmar: to share this culture, these stories, and the people who I have met along the way.

Below is a small selection of what we experienced together, and a few snippets I published along the way.

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Storytelling on Instagram

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Storytelling on Instagram

For years, I've tried to find the best ways to share my images and tell their stories.  These include fine art galleries, sophisticated websites, presentations and every other way you can think of.  Now, I've found an unlikely place in Instagram.

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Announcing My "Un-Tour to Myanmar" for Fall 2016

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Announcing My "Un-Tour to Myanmar" for Fall 2016

For years, I've been photographing all around the world.  But in all that time, there hasn't been a place that has grabbed me in the way that Myanmar (Burma) has.

After years of research and experience on the ground in Myanmar, it's finally time.  I've spent months planning and preparing with my team to create a trip you won't soon forget, and I'm very excited to invite you to join us.

This is an extraordinary time to visit Myanmar.  So if you've ever thought about a journey to Myanmar... I'm telling you that now is the time. 

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Join Me For "Behind The Stories of "This Myanmar Life" on June 16th

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Join Me For "Behind The Stories of "This Myanmar Life" on June 16th

On Thursday June 16th at 7:00pm, I'll be presenting an artist talk entitled "Behind the Stories of 'This Myanmar Life'" at The Gallery @ Frances Morrison in Saskatoon, Canada.

"Hear and see the stories behind the stories of the exhibition, "This Myanmar Life," as photographer Dustin Main talks about secret police, lost passports, and disappearing friends during his five year documentary project."

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Presenting "This Myanmar Life"

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Presenting "This Myanmar Life"

Nearly five years ago, I took my first trip to Myanmar (Burma).  Before I stepped across that border that very first time, there would have been no way for me to know that I would be traveling back more than a dozen times through the beginning of 2016, and spending more than a year in the country documenting the changes in Myanmar through the stories of the citizens.

Today marks the opening of my debut photography exhibition which melds stories with images called "This Myanmar Life" in Saskatoon, Sk Canada.  It's a unique project that flows into the online world with additional stories to follow, as well as more information about the project.  

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The Travelers Guide To Transportation in Myanmar

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The Travelers Guide To Transportation in Myanmar

Transportation is a funny thing in Myanmar (Burma).  Slow, loud and dirty are adjectives you could use to describe most of them, and safety is pretty questionable as well.  But the sheer variety available makes for a fascinating combination of new and old methods you should check out for yourself during your next visit to the country.

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My Top 10 Instagrams of 2015

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My Top 10 Instagrams of 2015

I spent even more time sharing on Instagram in 2015.  More than 20 countries were featured out of hundreds of images I shot and shared from around the world.  So as 2015 turns to 2016, I thought it would be a good idea to look back and see what the cream of the crop (at least decided by good, old-fashioned "likes") rose to the top.

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Bagan Super Travel Guide

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Bagan Super Travel Guide

Updated November 2016
Bagan is easily the most popular attractions in Myanmar / Burma.  This can't miss site is a little like Cambodia's Angkor Wat in significance and spectacle, minus the crowds.

This guide contains several months of personal, on-the-ground research to help you enjoy your travels in Bagan that I've gathered on many trips between 2013 and 2016.

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