Bonnie

Beyond my dreams - Jan 8 - Jan 30, 2020

Traveler: Bonnie S. - Local specialist: Anne Cruickshanks

Our trip to Myanmar was our second month-long trip arranged through kimkim and once we are able to travel again, we will be booking a third!

All of our guides provided us with more information than expected and there were new discoveries every day.

Our countryside biking and nunnery lunch in Mandalay was very peaceful, but the bikes provided were far from comfortable for us. We loved the experience, but suffered later.

Bagan was breathtaking and the hotel was very special. I didn't feel comfortable handling an e-motorcycle, so I hopped on the back of our guides bike while my husband drove his own. We made so many wonderful discoveries in Bagan including a cooking class with May. We had a tour of the market and then were given a basket and money to buy any ingredients we wanted for our meal. I was worried about the language difference, but the market vendors were so kind. We stopped for a tea before going to May’s house to cook our meal. So much fun! Our boat trip on the Irrawaddy River at sunset completed the day.

My personal favourite point in the trip was our time spent in Kalaw with the elephants at the Green Valley Elephant Camp, a retirement home for former logging elephants. We interacted with the elephants by feeding them, touching them and then bathing them in the river. The time spent with them in the river will stay with me forever!

Our guide, Thwe Wai Soe and driver for this part of the trip were the best that we have ever experienced!

We traveled by so many different means of transportation, had so many different experiences and stayed at wonderful accommodations. Well done, Myanmar Pure!

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Anne Cruickshanks, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bonnie and Dave,

Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos and feedback from your Myanmar trip! It is great reading about what enjoyed and where we need to improve plus I'm sure will be useful for future travelers too!

I will share the comments with our team- they will appreciate reading such positive words during this difficult time!

Hope you are staying healthy and looking forward to your next kimkim journey!

Best regards,
Anne & The Myanmar Pure Team