There have been a couple of overwhelming themes I’ve experienced in the past 16 months, but none as powerful as the fear that us humans are ruining the planet at an alarming rate. That being said, there are some places that are yet to be overwhelmed by this virus.
I’ve just completed my last trek of this trip and wanted to share my top 7 with you (I wanted to go with 5, but I couldn’t decide which 2 to cut!). It’s a dynamic list which no doubt will change as I do more and more treks but some of these will be tough to beat!
The Shan Province of Myanmar is so incredibly beautiful. So beautiful that I have to think of other adjectives that don’t include the usage of the F word. I trekked from Kalaw to Inle Lake – a very scenic route through the countryside. This experience has solidified my belief that some of the nicest people in the world live in Myanmar – what a fantastic country!
The Ancient City of Bagan is easily one of the most incredible sites I’ve seen. Originally built between the 9th and 13th centuries, the historic site used to consist of 4,000 pagodas and monasteries. Today, about 2,200 remain and seeing them is just incredible. Here is a photo blog from my 4 days in this phenomenal place.
After leaving Yangon, I first ventured south to a small town called Mawlamyine. After spending a few days there, I began the great trek north, through Kyaikto and Bago, eventually getting to Bagan. Here are some photos from the past week north bound.
Myanmar- sho. I’ve heard the stories about it being one of the last refuges in South East Asia if you’re looking for ‘raw’ Asia. The stories were right- I think this is the most authentic South East Asian country I’ve been to so far.