Our trip to Myanmar in March was an interesting one. It was not a country I immediately fell in love with, nor do I love it wholly and completely like I do most other countries in south east Asia. The reasons for this will become clear throughout this article, but I wouldn’t want any of them to deter you from travelling there. Being prepared and planning your trip well will reward you with a unique experience that you’re sure to want to repeat, and learning from our mistakes and understanding the country a bit before you travel will certainly temper your expectations.
Having spent the last year travelling round the world, I know how much time, effort and money goes into seeing the world and having the best experience possible. You can’t always turn up and hope for the best when it’s your only big holiday of the year, your once in a lifetime opportunity to see the place you’ve always dreamed of. You want to maximise but relax, eat the best food but not break the bank, take a well run tour that doesn’t disappoint. How do you manage to get the best experience possible?