Rootless Lily

What’s so special about this country? A lot.

The ancient ruins of Bagan, minus the crowds of Angkor Wat? The peaceful floating Shan villages along Inle Lake? The hustle and bustle of Yangon and Mandalay? The very small number of tourists? Maybe. But to me, what really stands out here are the people.

Everyone is so friendly!

The people of Myanmar are some of the nicest people I have ever met while traveling. Never have I been stopped so often by people just wanting to talk, without any ulterior or financial motives. In a country that has been cut off for so long, chatting travelers is a great opportunity for many people to talk about what is going on outside of the country as well as practice their English. And everyone wanted to talk about how much they love Obama and how excited they were that he was here for…

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