14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Fire blowing into the stomach of the hot air ballon

I woke up at 5:00 am, just before sunrise, drove out into a field in Bagan, Myanmar to eat a little breakfast of croissants and coffee with strangers and fly with them over the thousands of ancient pagodas that speckled the uncharted land like dots in a Lichtenstein.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Old Bagan, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Perri Schwartzman