Myanmar North-East

30 Oct ’13

In a previous post I briefly described my short project with Arche Nova in Myanmar. As part of the project I also visited the Northern States Shan and Kachin and spent some time in Myitkina and Taungyyi. Here are a few more pictures, taken on this work trip, in between meetings, when visiting local markets, Read on! →


Turgay – the welder

23 Jun ’13

Ever since I moved to Tarlabasi, the welder and me had a special “hi there”-relationship – we always nodded in greeting, but hardly talked a word.


Aziz – the Shoe Shiner

23 May ’13

Aziz sits on the top end of Ömer Hayam, every day. He says he has been here since 35 years – in summer and winter.  However, he always smiles when he sees us in the morning and nods his silent greetings.


words with Ö

28 Sep ’12

A few days later I just took this picture with my phone, because I liked the perspective, the shape of the book – the dictionary just happened to be on the page with the letter “Ö”. A difficult letter for many, not so for Germans and very very common in the Turkish language. However, in Read on! →