Myanmar talk in Lewes will raise money for charity

Northern Myanmar, beyond Putao. A zebu bull looks out over the hills.

Northern Myanmar, beyond Putao. A zebu bull looks out over the hills.

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The most easterly stretch of the Himalayas in Myanmar (Burma) will be the focus of a talk in Lewes to raise money for the Pestalozzi International Village charity.

David Nelson will give a talk on Thursday March 26 at 7.30pm called To the Ice Mountains of Burma.

He is well known for his photographs and talks he has given, sometimes in tandem with David Lang, about his treks in the Himalayas.

The ice mountains are part of the most easterly stretch of the Himalayas and are in an area described by Lonely Planet as making Bhutan seem like Benidorm.

David also visited Yangon [Rangoon] and Mandalay in Burma.

As well as showing photographs and describing his journey he will also discuss the current situation in Myanmar - as Burma was renamed by the former military government.

Burma has been tipped as the next must-visit destination since it began to make its first tentative steps towards democracy in 2011, having for years been labelled as a pariah state.

In 2013 Myanmar was a Starbucks-free nation – but that could soon change as the world is rushing to do business there.

His talk will be of interest to those who have already been, to those who are planning to go there, to trekkers in search of a new destination, and to all armchair travellers.

The event will take place at Kings Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY.

Admission is £10 at the door, with proceeds in aid of the Pestalozzi International Village.