Photographer's Note

I often choose an atmospheric image to depict the dreaded departure time. The dark side of the gecko is the one I would keep to remember when, early in the morning of a rainy day, we left the Inle lake to Heho airport then back to Yangon.

More than a single night, crazy geckos had kept us awake running on the ceiling of the room. The night of the geckos would see them dancing the night away and shouting their frantic "tchh-ch-cha-chaaaa" call.

Then the toads have had their fiesta on a lower tuned but nevertheless steadier pace... "pweh-pwah" 5 seconds "pweh-pwah" 5 seconds "pweh-pwah" (like the tap waterdrop torture... burmese way).

The sounds of nature is something we miss and can soon become weird when we're only used to soundcheck whether the fridge's door has been properly closed or if it's our mobile that's buzzing in that remote room.

Out through the painted window of the bathroom, that some banana tree leaves gently brushed day long, I could see a reflection of a rising sun... also the other side of the gecko. I envied my gecko companion who was still staying there for a time.

You certainly look at a gecko from the same angle : what would you expect to see from the other side? Me getting my luggage, perhaps...

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