Burma (Myanmar today) has always been the source of legends.

The country being closed for years to foreigners made it even more mysterious to those who heard or dreamt about it through the read of legendary explorers or writers.

That trip brought its host of unforgettable memories, like enjoying sunrise over Inle Lake with one of the local fishermen.

But as usual, encountering remote indigenous people was the focus and highlight of the trip. Akha, Akhu or iconic Kayan tribes embodied the beauty of traditional cultures, which more than ever are endangered today.