Myanmar is a land of unparalleled beauty mirrored by difficult truths. For years now, it has been stuck in the painful process of transitioning from an isolated country under strict military rule to a pseudo democratic nation open to the world. Positive changes have been met with difficult regressions, as deep seated issues of racism and iron-fisted control have ultimately held the country back from experiencing a true rebirth. In the midst of this tumultuous time, ordinary people fight to eke out a living and adapt to the many changes. Tradition has given way to tourism, infrastructure struggles to support economic growth, and people who live as they have for decades try to make ends meet in a rapidly evolving world. From the mountains of Chin State to the Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar is full to the brim with stories both new and old.