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.Read More
Wherever I go, I typically have a camera with me... and I'm often asked how I take the images that I do.
So I decided to open my bag (so to speak) and let you have a peek inside. So come and check out my current camera gear setup, from camera bodies, to tripods, to all sorts of odds and ends.Read More
The Tazaungdaing Fire Balloon Festival (Festival of Lights) had such a reputation that I avoided going for years. Now, each year... I can't stay away from the awe-inspiring madness and beauty.
Read all about what the festival is about, and how to see it for yourself.Read More
I hear from so many travelers to Myanmar who want to make sure that their money goes to the people, and not to the government or croonies. In the past few years, there has been a big boom in creative social enterprises in Myanmar, and I wanted to shine a light on them. Find the best places to spend your money and make the biggest difference.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This guide contains many months of personal, on-the-ground research to help you enjoy the best sunrises, sunsets and adventures in Bagan thanks to the info that I've gathered on many trips between 2013 and 2018.Read More