- The countryside, people and scenery were marvellous. The best aspect was the opportunity on bikes to stop and check out what was going on near the road, visiting villages, watching farm labourers and local craftsmen, with our tour leader providing translation and explanations. I particularly enjoyed the day on InlÃ© Lake, which was very varied and informative, as well as giving an opportunity to shop. The cities, Yangon and Mandalay, were more of a disappointment, after seeing the main tourist highlights, as they had little to offer to tourists. The dawn and dusk views at Bagan were ethereal, and the hotel there was excellent.He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Burma, and a very fit and experienced cyclist. He looked after us well, though not joining in the optional social gatherings, perhaps understandably. On the other hand, his command of English was a little weak for this job, and I often felt that we would have gained more from his knowledge if he was able to express himself more clearly.
Published on: 12 March 2016