Burma, or Myanmar, is an ancient land across which many cultures have flourished throughout the ages, and in which many continue to live to this day. Its history in the last sixty years has been one of repression, conflict and need, but the signs are now good that the nation is set to enter a new and happier phase. Photographer Hans Kemp has created a book of superb quality that vividly captures the varied textures of this amazing land and its people. Writer Tom Vater travelled through Burma with Hans and recorded their often arduous journey in fascinating style. This is a book of stunning images that will remain in our hearts for a very long time. They live and breathe Burma and draw us towards it. It is essential for anyone with even a vague interest; the more so if a visit is planned.