I have always been captivated by the mystery of Myanmar – its alluring beauty, dramatic history, and ancient cultures combine to create the ideal destination for those looking for a path less travelled. As the country finally begins to open up its doors to the outside world, travelling to Myanmar now represents a wonderful opportunity to build relations with those who’ve been cut off from the outside world for too long and to contribute to the continuous development of independence. I simply cannot wait to witness the stupas of Bagan first hand, cross the magnificent Gokteik Viaduct, and meet some of the friendliest faces I’ll ever likely encounter!
Myanmar, or Burma as it is also commonly known, has always seemed such a distant destination filled with glistening temples, friendly people and dramatic scenery. Over the past few years, it has become much more accessible but still remains relatively undiscovered, especially in comparison to it’s Indochina neighbours. Learning more and more about this lesser-explored country has pushed it to the top of my bucket list; shimmering lakes, temples towering above the skyline and even tropical beaches to enjoy make Myanmar a must-do!