This was a trip I wasn’t expecting to enjoy as much as I did. My first thought upon committing is that I’m going to yet another country with a lot of temples. Indeed, there’s over 3000 but to only highlight that would be a disservice to the people, their place and their culture.
Our journey centered on exploring Bagan, Inle and Mandalay. We were able to bike going to a vineyard, take a long motorboat ride to reach a remote village and yes, walk barefoot to many temples. We ate local as much as possible and were rewarded with some of the best cuisine this side of Asia. The people we met were always happy to see us and accommodated us, even when they didn’t have to.
Myanmar is a joy to visit for those who want to be lost. Hope you consider going there in one of your future travels.