The Burmese people were so friendly and willing to explain their culture to us. I wonder if this has changed now they have had so much more exposure to tourists.
From Yangon we flew to Bagan, an ancient city in the Mandalay region. From the 9th to the 13th century it was the capital of the Pagan kingdom. Now tourists visit to view the pagodas.
Myanmar, or Burma, as it used to be called was top of my wish list for years. So when Aung San Suu Kyi said tourists could visit as long as we tried to spend money with the locals, not the government, we booked to go.
Greece has 6,ooo islands but only 227 of them are inhabited. We did a day trip to the three little islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydros on a Saronic islands tour from Pireaus.
These islands are everything you expect from a Greek island but they are tiny.
There is so much to see as you travel round Greece.
It seems likely Greece will be one of the first places we’ll be allowed to go when (if) lock down ends. Its worth it for the food. I could go there and just eat for a week! But when you’ve eaten all the mousaka and spanakopita you can manage there is plenty to see.
For us Mexico wasn’t all tequila and spicy food. We made it to several of the most famous ancient Mayan sites.
Mexico , even if you were allowed to go at the moment, is still closed to all tourists.
But a few years ago we had a great holiday there.
Most package holidays to South Africa are a journey round the main places of interest.
If you go to south Africa everyone expects you to go on a safari.