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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

The Devil of Mandalay and other pictures


I don’t have many regrets about my autumn trip to Myanmar, but I do wish that I’d spent a little more time in Mandalay. The pictures here are some of my favourites from the trip, but there are too many others, not shown here, where I just didn’t quite capture the mood. Still, at least it gives me an excuse to go back another time.

This will be my last post of the year, so I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone following the site. I know I’m not very good at replying to comments, but that doesn’t mean they go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you, and happy new year, everybody.


The Devil of Mandalay















13 Responses to “The Devil of Mandalay and other pictures”

  1. Dalo 2013

    A beautiful way to bring in the New Year ~ a great post and best to you Jon with your writing and photography in the New Year. Cheers to a great 2016.

  2. Tim

    Hi Jon, a belated Happy New Year to you too; I’ve very much enjoyed seeing all your photos from Burma, brings many memories back. These days many people seem to skip Mandalay altogether so you did well to make it there at all. I’ve been there about half a dozen times & am sure I could still go back for more. Where will you head off to next…?

    • Jon Sanwell

      Hi Tim, good to hear from you, and happy new year to all you Coxes too. Glad you like the pictures. I really enjoyed my time in Mandalay – a much under-rated city, I think, though I must say I think I prefer Yangon overall. Next week I’m heading to Malaysia for a quick break – it’s the Tet holiday here and the weather is terrible, so it’s a good time to get away. Then in the spring, I’ll be back in the UK for a month or so. What a jet-setter, eh? In between times, I’ll just be pottering about in Hanoi, as per usual. Hope all is well with you – maybe one day our visits home will coincide…


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