It’s thanks to other travel blogs that I started to think I might be capable of doing a trip around the world on my own. And so, at the end of October I notified work, at the end of January I left work, and here I am, about to set off on my first flight. Destination: Burma.
Burma is a tricky place to start. Since the explosion of tourism in the last couple of years it’s been increasingly difficult to find accommodation, and because many businesses don’t have a website there’s no way to check availability other than phoning. My attempts to phone Burma from the UK were disastrous so I gave up and am just hoping for the best.
So why did I choose to throw myself in at the deep end? Well, it’s all about timing really. A friend who has travelled there a few times told me it’s changing so rapidly I should get there before this season ends. And anyway, I like a challenge.