In September we flew to Myanmar for one month. After a certain amount of debate on whether or not to go, we decided that to visit as a “traveler” and not a ‘tourist’; by sleeping, dining, traveling & shopping only in small locally owned establishments, it would be benefiting the ordinary people.

It was one of our best trips ever and any-one who wishes to visit Myanmar in this fashion should definitely do so. The people are very friendly and really eager to meet foreigners.