My travel blog is online












Dear followers

I am a photographer with passion and a traveller by heart. It’s been my dream for a long time to launch a travel blog and I’m happy to announce that has gone live.
On the blog I will share my journeys seen through the lens. I will provide travel tips, show the hots spots and guide to the photogenic places of a city or region. I won’t show many (if any) selfies of me by the fancy hotel pool, but rather photographs of the land- and cityscape in high quality.

The next implementation on the blog will be the section “workshops”. I will offer photography workshops while traveling for people who want to level up their photography skills.

I thank you all so much for following ms. diplomacy, for your likes and your kind and flattering comments. I am not sure yet if I will continue the photoblog ms. diplomacy…I guess it’s gonna be too much to handle both and all the social media sites.

It would be fantastic if you could all follow suitcase and wanderlust on wordpress, and help me to spread my blog on Facebook and Instagram. And I would be absolutely grateful to keep in touch with you.

Best wishes,



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Introducing the Jasmine family in Bagan, Myanmar. Shein Aung and his family is producing lacquer ware. And he is very proud of his products and moreover about the technique and the natural materials he is using. And he can be very proud. His lacquer ware is simply beautiful. Each piece has up to 14 layers of lacquer and it can take up to 4-5 months until it is finished. No chemical adhesives are used differently than some of other producers do.

If you ever visit Myanmar, pass by the Jasmine family. They are happy to show you around and tell you more about the production. You can find them on Facebook or on trip advisor.


Shein Aung in the underground drying room

The second designer is engraving the artwork

The production facility in the backyard of the Jasmine family’s house in Bagan

The base of the lacquer ware

The result of approximately 5 months of work