A great trip because of the people, the sights and the country but mostly the people.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The smiles of the wonderful Burmese people, who despite having nothing welcomed us wholeheartedly.
Getting soaked in a downpour in Yangon.
The magic of Bagan and its thousands of temples.
The Irrawaddy cruise allowed us to relax after a hectic few days and watch the country slip by.
The beauty of the countryside around Kalaw. The ride in Tommy's 1960 Land Rover!
The day on Inle Lake was fascinating.
Jasmine tea with cashew and chocolate brownie in The Strand hotel.
My fellow travellers.
- What did you think of your group leader?
- Gabriel was a sweet and charming man who ensured that everything went smoothly.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Go now before the innocence disappears.
If you go during the wet season make sure you have a huge umbrella!
Be prepared to be exhausted, amazed and captivated in equal measure.
Mint condition US dollars are essential otherwise they will be rejected.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
This was a wonderful trip to a fascinating, beautiful and charming country.
The hotels were all comfortable with plenty of hot water in the showers. All had a TV in the room, however, some international news channels disappear for periods of time when the news items concern Burma!
The food is good, varied and cheap. $300-400 for two weeks should be enough unless you are a huge shopper.