Myanmar or Burma: where to start? We went there in August – when everyone said we shouldn’t because it’s rainy season – and although we faced very hot temperatures and heavy humidity we almost had no rain. We started at Yangon, the capital, and since the moment we got there we felt the diference and the authenticity between this country and its neighbours. Feels like this place is lost in time or has not even wanted to westernize itself. It is confusing to be in a place where no cell phones work, credit cards, let alone access Internet easily, but if you have the all trip built up it ends up by being quite relaxing. The spiritual part on the country and its people is a constant, very present fact. Buddhist as its most, the Burmanese are tolerant, extremely kind and very curious about our lives and the world outside. We had the best experience with most of our guides which made our stay and visits very enriching. After Yangon we left to the Inle Lake, then Bagan and then Mandalay. Each place is different: the lake is stunning. The landscapes, the way people live, the local markets, everything is just fascinating. Bagan is a world of temples, your eye can not see the end of it. Sunsets are stunning, the sites are so rich in history… We were mesmerized. The truth is people talk about going to Vietnam or Malaysia or Thailand or Cambodja but Myanmar really is a setting on its own, a preserved culture, a place where landcapes are just enchanting. It’s so authentic you wonder if our western lifestyle is any better. Well, it is certainly not as fascinating.