Day 1-2: Yangon
Myanmar is a unique country. Even though it opened up for tourism a few years ago it managed to stay relatively innocent. This may be bound to the fact that the Burmese are very beautiful people. They have beautiful symmetrical faces but what weights even more is their inner beauty. They are extremely friendly and modest people and they would never try to trick you, except in Yangon maybe. They are also very interested in what is happening in the world and as they all possess cheap Chinese smartphones and their mobile internet coverage is impressive they simply teach themselves. Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised when some Burmese painter knows more about Switzerland than the average German. They also like western people a lot and greet you wherever you go. For kids it is an absolute highlight to high five you and when you visit the Shwedagon Pagoda it is easily possible that you spend half of your stay posing for group pictures.
Besides the above-mentioned pagoda, the circular train is quite a highlight. It drives you around Yangon in about three hours and you get a glimpse of the Burmese daily live watching the merchants selling all sorts of food and drinks and carrying bird eggs and ducks in plastic bags.