Kipling was right, Myanmar is quite unlike any land I know about. To explore Myanmar’s backcountry I set off for an month long river adventure in a small wooden boat all the way from the north down to the Andaman Sea. Hundreds of small villages line the river, almost none of them have been visited from foreigners before. The most fascinating aspect about this trip is to meet the real people of Myanmar. The farmers, the fishermen, the self-sufficients, the working poor, those who wait for Myanmar to raise. Their generosity is unique and overwhelming. Click here to enjoy the Chindwin & Irriwaddy river gallery