Harry and Jean visited Myanmar in Autumn 2012. The itinerary was changed shortly before they went due to ongoing ‘problems’, and they were always aware of a strong military presence.
Their journey started in Yangon, then to Golden Rock and the infamous Burma Railway in the southeast; to Bagan with it’s hundreds of ancient temples; a short cruise on the river Irrawaddy to Mandalay and on to Lake Inle with the leg rowing fishermen and floating gardens; and then up into the Shan Hills to visit hilltribe villages. Myanmar was a photographer’s paradise with friendly people and scenic views at every turn.
Myanmar is a land of contrasts filled with golden temples - ancient and modern, old British colonial buildings and a country beginning to open up to democracy (?) and tourism.