It’s been more than eight years since I traveled outside of my country for the first time. It was around the end of the year 2010. I was 15 when, with lots of doubts, I jumped on an airplane to visit my best friend in England.
Since then travelling as brought me to exciting and surrealist adventures. It has taken me to breathtaking sunsets and captivating landscapes, introduced me to the kindest and more interesting human beings, to their stories… With no doubt I can say that the best adventures in my life have taken place while traveling.
Mandalay was the first stop in my Burmese adventure. It became one of my favorite places in the whole country. It stole my heart as soon as I step out on its dusty streets.
Yes, Mandalay might not be the most beautiful city in the world but the atmosphere and its citizens make it absolutely special. Everywhere you look, there is someone smiling at you. You can feel how they truly greet and welcome you from the heart… Their looks and smiles definitely made me feel one of the happiest and luckiest human beings on Earth!
Contemplating hot air balloons and pagodas at sunset; Bagan is the myth of Southeast Asia, the pearl of Myanmar, the dreamed journey of many travelers… And, for me, it was not a different thing. Since I knew I was travelling to Myanmar, I was suuuuper excited about the idea of visiting Bagan!