Myanmar is a fabulous travel point, there is such an abundance of colour, exotic places and interesting attractions. Not many people know 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 even a country?”
It is also fascinating, shocking and strikes you as a cold shower since you make the first step in the airport. Even though I seriously documented myself before heading out this summer, 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.
We chose to make the two vaccines, we also had travel insurance and, in addition, we avoided street food. On the one hand, the local cuisine didn’t give us much back, and on the other hand, we admit that we found it unhealthy. Thus, the only problem I had during my 17 days in Myanmar was a small indigestion which, to be honest, was due to some unfortunate combinations of spicy foods at a restaurant, but that did not affect us at all. the long-awaited adventure. Visa: A very pleasant surprise was the process of obtaining the visa, for which you do not have to do much. I applied online here, we registered, I paid (all online) the $ 50 fee, and the confirmation came by email. Be sure to print the Tourist Visa Approval Letter to Myanmar, because with it you will be presented at the airport visa counter. We also had the letter and the itinerary through the country, previously prepared (confirmations for air tickets and accommodations), but we were only asked for the letter, and based on it we received a visa valid for 28 days.
I said from the outset that Myanmar is an amazing country. Believe us, it is by far one of the most special destinations we have seen so far. After so many years of travel and meetings with so many people, the Burmese have given us “the world over our heads”. Most residents, men and women alike, keep alive the tradition of the popular port, with the so-called longyi, a kind of skirt that can be arranged differently depending on the occasion. And, if we think about it, it would not be out of the ordinary to see men dressed in skirts, we have also seen elsewhere, but nonetheless, a whole country dressed in this way is something special, especially that pants of any kind and even famous jeans are a rarity. See extra details at https://globalhawkmyanmar.com/.
These are the elements we take into account in all our vacations and we wanted to clarify them because it happened that some photos from Myanmar were accompanied on Facebook by a message saying that we, as tourists, seemed an expensive destination. I stirred up a wave of conflicting opinions. Indeed, Myanmar may be a cheap destination, but under certain conditions: if you opt for hostel accommodation – that is, a bed in a room with 4 to 12 people, with a shared bathroom -, if you eat street food, if you do transfer between cities by local bus or train – in case you do not mind spending 10-12 hours in such a means of transport instead of 40 minutes by plane.
Contrary to (my) expectations, tourism in Myanmar is highly developed. They have very good hotels and resorts, agencies that offer guide and transportation services, domestic flights, restaurants and shows for tourists, souvenirs, observation towers, information boards, children and women who keep you and follow you on a bike-only basis. Almost all women and children, regardless of status, area or job, wear tanaka face: a tree resin paste. See additional info at https://globalhawkmyanmar.com/en/about-myanmar/best-of-myanmar-travel-places-to-visit/.