Postcard from Our Traveler: Our Time in Myanmar was Utterly Fantastic!
Elise R. recounts her experience with a custom “travel to Myanmar” package from Asia Transpacific Journeys:
Our time in Myanmar was utterly fantastic! Loved every minute.
Our guide, Win Htoon, was the BEST GUIDE EVER. She had a expert grasp of English, a broad knowledge of everything Myanmar and beyond and a wealth of insider places to take us, off the “beaten track.” Further, she is a clothes horse– she was styling in a different wonderful Myanmar fabric every day… looked fantastic! By the end of the trip, she was just another family member traveling along and enjoying the moments with us… laughing all the way. We even taught her to snorkel at McCloud island! And, at Sharon’s super wonderful surprise birthday party at the Green Elephant (how can we ever repay your generosity?), Gregg gave her his Kindle (about 35 books loaded on it). We tipped her well. Can you get her a visa to visit us? She was superb.
McCloud Island was heaven. Our own deserted island in paradise. The bungalows were spacious, beautiful mosquito netting, immediate hot water, sheets and towels changed every day, great food. Our cabana had a more modern air conditioning unit than Gregg and Ken had … oh well. The snorkeling was fantastic. There were only 11 guests.
Unlike Khao Lak Resort (however, great room again, dude!) which was full to capacity–mostly with grumpy dumpy Germans and sequestered serious Swedes. They all looked out of their comfort zone at a beach scene.
As far as I am concerned, it was a total waste of time to go to Phuket. But I was out voted and Sharon insisted I make a compromise (Gregg and Ken wanted to end their vacation at a beach Resort–they still have to work for a living and wanted down time). It was time I would have preferred spent exploring more of Myanmar! But what’s done is done.
I would like to return and do some more tribe exploring in Kachin State and Kayah State. But I suppose there are too many places to go in the world and I probably will never return. We’ll see.
It was all so superb and remarkable. And changing rapidly!!!!! We were mostly vegetarians on the trip and Win ordered for us— great, sumptuous feasts of food.
Good bye for now,
Corte Madera, CA
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