My travels were only possible because of other travel bloggers sharing their travel experience, otherwise, I wouldn’t have any idea what to do when I first left alone to Asia. So, I like to share travel testimonies of others, real experiences that you can connect with, and feel inspired to risk a Myanmar travel.
This time I’m sharing another Myanmar travel experience lived in the first person by Viagens Daqui Para Ali, as Sara and Nuno answer a few questions.
I know that still many people have many doubts about visiting Myanmar, Is it safe? Is it worth it? Well, I think other travel experiences can clarify to you a little bit about that. Myanmar is my favorite country so I always tell people to go, but here is another travel testimony about how great it is to travel in Myanmar. Here is the interview with Viagens Daqui Para Ali so you can take your own conclusions.
What’s your favorite place in Myanmar?
It’s very difficult to choose only one place as our favorite, but we would probably say, unsurprisingly, Bagan. It’s such an incredible atmosphere being surrounded by so many temples, and a simple ride on an e-bike is always amazing there.
What did you like the most?
Besides Bagan and its temples, we also really enjoyed the surroundings of Mandalay, there’s so much to see that even in 5 days we couldn’t enjoy everything: the white temple, the Dee Dote waterfall, the U-bein bridge…
We also really loved doing the Kalaw trekking for 3 days and being able to better understand the country’s culture, interacting with the local people.
What do you think makes Myanmar so unique?
Its people, definitely! They’re just so nice and welcoming that you can’t avoid falling in love with their hospitality and genuineness. One day, by chance (as we heard loud noises on the street), we were invited to a school party and people were so incredibly nice to us giving us food and drinks and making sure we were comfortable.
One thing that surprised you positively and negatively.
People’s genuineness is what surprised us the most in a very positive way. But on the other hand, we were quite disappointed to know about the persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. It’s obvious that the government is responsible for this inconceivable situation, and not the people, but we were shocked as we learned about the tragic story of this ethnic group, which is still happening nowadays.
The happiest moment you lived.
Again, it’s very difficult to pick up only one happy moment because we had so many of them! But we remember a moment which was so peaceful and quite deep for us (maybe because it was at the end of our visit to Myanmar?), which was a train ride from Kyaiktiyo to Yangon: it was the golden hour, so it was beautiful to admire the landscape passing by, we also felt so relaxed by the sound of the train ride and of course, the kindness and curiosity of our seat neighbors. We felt so touched that we had the chance to visit this country and to meet its amazing people!
Do you advise other travelers to visit?
Definitely! Travelers should (and must) visit: there’s such a beauty untouched to discover in Myanmar, at all levels!