Burma: A Golden Land
We began our time in Burma exploring the colonial heritage of Yangon and a sunset visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. Moving on to Mandalay, we embarked our luxurious river boat to cruise the mighty Irrawaddy, again with a whole boat charter of the newly built Belmond Orient Express boat providing a perfect base for the varied activities ashore. In the company of guest speaker & ex-ambassador Robert Gordon, we explored colourful markets, visited tiny schools and remote Chin villages, strategtic river forts, a few pagodas and temples.
See FUTURE TOURS for my next BURMA tour in JANUARY 2018, again on board the lovely Orcaella but this time travelling up river from the hostoric Yangon Strand waterfront, travelling along the river to the temples and markets of BAGAN.