Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, is a country of contrasts. As the least visited country in South East Asia, here you can still find an authentic experience as the developing tourism scene continues to evolve since the first intrepid foreigners were allowed in back in 2012 .

It’s also a country overshadowed by conflict, violence and human rights offences against it’s people. Under the military junta, Myanmar was one of the poorest countries in the world and you don’t have to go very far off the beaten track to witness it. Signs of progress are everywhere however, and despite dire warnings from travellers to ‘go now’ before the  hordes descend, for us, it was at the perfect balance between authentic yet comfortable.

The decision to visit Myanmar, or not, is a deeply personal one. In the end, we decided to go because we didn’t believe that NOT going would make any difference to the government, but would affect the people who now rely on tourists to make a decent living. We also don’t believe that any good comes from shunning a country and wanted to see for ourselves what kind of a place it is.

The answer is: incredible.

If you are wondering whether to visit Myanmar or planning a trip, we hope our experience and tips can help and inspire you.

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