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Hot Air Ballooning Over Inle Lake: Better than Bagan?

Hot air ballooning over Inle Lake isn't the first to come to mind when thinking of flying experience in Myanmar.  When most think of hot air ballooning in Myanmar, pictures of colorful balloons rising up over the temples of Bagan come to mind.  As it should... people (and pilots) come from all over the world to experience that glowing sunrise view from above the temples with nearly 1000 years of history to them.  But there is a open secret that all of the hot air balloon pilots in Bagan talk about, and that's the hot air balloon flight over Inle Lake.

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Kalaw Super Travel Guide

The old British hill station village of Kalaw is easily one of my favorite places in Myanmar.  While seen as most as just the place to start the very popular Kalaw-to-Inle trek, it's so much more than that.

The cool mountain air, mixed with the beautiful pine forests and a relatively mellow vibe make for a great stop on your Myanmar adventure.  The biggest mistake people make in coming here is that most only stay for a single night.

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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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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"

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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