Arriving in Myanmar after only one hour flight, coming from high tech, fancy, chaotic Bangkok, is like traveling back in time. The first thing to notice arriving at night is the lack of light, the simplicity, an immediate “Indian”like flair with different smells….a country with lots of charm! Especially the poeple are incredibly nice, sweet and helpful in Myanmar. We as touristis felt like welcoming attractions!
One thing is for sure: if Myanmar is on your “to do travel list” don’t wait too long to visit as the country is changing really fast. Due to increasing tourism it may lose its authenticity quickly. The good news: probably WIFI will improve 🙂
Our highlights were:
1. Shewdagon Pagoda in Yangon. We spent 3 hrs admiring this 100m high golden Pagoda ( coated with 750kg of GOLD, 5000 diamonds and 2000 rubies). Breathtaking also because the pagoda was surrounded by thousands of candles, magical!
2. Teak U Bein Bridge: the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Our most beautiful sunset so far, really kitsch but sooooo romantic.
3. difficult to decide so two destinations:
A. Trekking in Hispaw where we slept in a traditional family home and visited different villagers.
B. Inle Lake on a small boat where we could see the traditional fishermen, water villages and temples.
We spent only 2 weeks in Myanmar as especially the accomodation was expensive considering being around the world travelers. If you compare the quality of rooms and the USD they cost its a very bad exchange rate 🙂
Nevertheless Myanmar is worth a visit and we are happy that it was on our travel route.
After all this text, enjoy the pictures below and under PORTFOLIO I
Keep visiting, the updated world map with our next destination coming soon.
Hug, Em & Patrick