Myanmar is a dream come true travel point, there is such an abundance of colour, exotic places and interesting attractions. Few people have heard about Myanmar, some only know it as Burma, the old name, and most people have the same reaction when they hear something like this from northern Thailand’s neighbors: “Myanmar, is this a country?”
It is also amazing, impressive and hits you as a very cold shower since you make the first step in the airport. Even though I seriously prepared myself before going out this spring, nothing prepared me for the reality that you will discover there. Whether you want to get there in the very near future, or want to enrich your general culture a little, you should know a few things about Myanmar.
No trip to Asia is left without a premiere, so our last adventure this winter was no exception. What is more, the premiere was, in fact, the fulfillment of an older dream, for which we had a long wait, to visit what seemed to us one of the most attractive destinations in Asia, Myanmar. It’s been a few months since then, and we tell you with all our heart that all our efforts have been rewarded with peak and thick. And this despite the fact that it is a very large country, with a tumultuous history that has put the locals hard to prove and, of course, with a rather poorly developed tourism infrastructure. However, if you have a bump in your mind and you need a push to embark on such an adventure, we can only say so: if you do your homework in advance, your holiday will be honored.
Speaking of which, we have been told in Myanmar so many times that we are beautiful that we got a bit up. Not being accustomed to such goodwill, I initially thought that there should be an interest in the middle, that they were far too friendly, but it was not. They seem to like tourists, feel good about them and are very curious and sincere. Only in Bagan did I meet traders who were a little more insistent, but not as far away as the Balinese, the Turks or the Moroccans. At the first refusal, any attempt would end, which, we tell you from experience, does not happen much in other parts. And, as a very valuable tip, remember “Mingalarbar”. It is the greeting of the locals, it means a good day and you will surely impress them, especially if you come through the rural areas. Find more details at https://globalhawkmyanmar.com/.
We did our best: we had breakfast at the hotel, we prepared Indian dishes, we took over in restaurants with an international menu, although the latter version has a little budget. In order to avoid any controversy, we must mention from the outset that the prices we present refer to hotel accommodations, double rooms with private bathroom, good ratings (especially in the cleaning chapter), with breakfast included, close to tourist objectives, to meals in medium restaurants (neither luxurious nor cellars), air transport especially, since the land would have taken us a long time, and a series of trips.
Burmese food is a combination of Thai, Indian and Chinese. I recommend eating fresh food on the street, a little bit of everything you do with your eye. The pineapple chicken from Innwa is really good. Do not venture to European food, Burmese are not very good at it. Women don’t go to bars in the evening. Those who, however, dare to do so are very poorly seen. The rule does not apply to tourists. Read additional info at https://globalhawkmyanmar.com/en/tour-program/trekking-tour/.