- Seeing Myanmar by bike is absolutely the best way to see not only the known locations and tourist spots but also the way of life in general. Fascinating country with so much to see both from a historical perspective but also the more recent and current events and having the chance to see how the country might shape in the future.
The people are unfailingly polite, friendly and smiley, nothing is too much trouble.
Tourism as we know is relatively new so don't go expecting slick western style standards, that's not what it is about. The Myanmar people all try hard to make the experience as positive as possible and they are very resourceful, go with the flow! We ate local food (apart from the breakfast) for every meal, its great and worth trying at every opportunity.
Highlights on this trip were cycling in the hills around Kalaw and Pindaya, the river trips, the Golden Monastery, watching the transport when cycling on the busier roads, Bagan temples.
Published on: 22 December 2015