My friend and I spent a wonderful Christmas on Inle Lake a few years ago, tucking into an alternative tasty lunch. We entered Myanmar from Thailand over a little-known land border and really felt like the first pioneers as not many people go there. We travelled all over, with our highlight being the same as most of our customers – cycling around the temples of Bagan and witnessing incredible sunrises with a sky full of colourful hot air balloons.
For me, Myanmar really is a country like no other. I was amazed by the sheer variety of incredible experiences that met me on my travels. From being engulfed by the hubbub of the frenetic city of Yangon to gliding through the ‘floating villages’ of stilted homes in tranquil Inle Lake. The sun setting over the temples of Bagan whilst hot air balloons drift through the sky is utterly unforgettable. What will truly stay with me forever though, is the warm welcome I received wherever I went. Just go!