“By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea,
There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
“Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!“- Rudyard Kipling
I came across this poem on a small notebook cover, I could not help myself but made me really want to see what the nation looks like. I asked a break approval from Magnum office, packed 70 rolls of film, then my journey started… (Stayed in Myanmar around 12 days, May-June, 2014).