Monday, 29 May 2017

Travel Myanmar with Language Basics

  I'd like to start by saying we met this one man while we were travelling on a bus during our Myanmar trip. He said that this was not the first time backpacking in Myanmar and that one time all he had in his backpack was a set of clothes and a bar of soap and he was perfectly fine doing it that way. We thought we packed light but he showed us up, he really did.

  As someone who loves photographs and videography, I say bring along all the camera equipment you have and you will not regret it. I will link below my instagram and youtube channel and you will see what I mean. Capturing moments are so precious and whenever I look back on what I've recorded, it simply brings me back to where I was in that moment in time. Such a treasure it is.

  Now, other than camera gear, here are some things that I recommend bringing:

  • wet wipes - Myanmar is a country you do not want to skimp when it comes to temples. And temples mean that you have to take off your shoes to really get the full experience. I have to add that temples like the one in Mt. Popa have monkeys and there are feces on the stairs up to the top. It's nice to freshen up before you put your shoes back on, at least I thought so.
  • flip flops - Furthermore, taking off your shoes for all the temples becomes so much more convenient when you are able to just slip in and out of your flip flops. The weather is hot, keep your toes free.
  • insect repellent - there are always mosquitoes and they are annoying really anywhere you are in the world. They really do help, try and purchase ones that say Deet on them.
  • water bottle - It is extremely important to stay hydrated in the hot months of Myanmar. Most guest houses have filtered water jugs for foreigners, so take advantage and fill up when you can!
  • light clothing - look at the man that only packed one set of clothes and remember to pack light, and light clothing! Take into account that you will probably want to purchase and wear a longyi when you get to Myanmar, they are so easy and breezy!
  • guide book - lastly, I would encourage you to get your hands on a guide book. It doesn't have to be the latest edition and most expensive. We were able to get one that was second hand and an old edition and it still really helped. There are maps in the guide books and it is good for reference just in general.
  I hope this was somewhat helpful. Let me know if you have any questions or comments!



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