Karen MacRae, Asia Destination Specialist, shares travel tips in the New York Times. After having lived and worked in Myanmar for two years, she advises that it is safe for families and describes it as “a whole country full of gentle people.”
Here is an excerpt from the article on Karen's thoughts on safety in Myanmar:
"Karen MacRae, a senior destination expert at Kensington Tours, said Myanmar is safe for families and described it as “a whole country full of gentle people.” However, rebel groups continue to be active in northern regions of the country, so tourists should stick to the south and central areas. But crime statistics are low — the State Department Web site specifically mentions that “violent crime against foreigners is rare” — and the Burmese generally welcome visitors.As in many developing countries, travelers should drink bottled water only and avoid raw food except at tourist-friendly restaurants."
Read more on visiting Asia’s newest hot spot in The New York Times.
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(Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake)
Come face-to-face with the centuries-old rural lifestyle of the Shan people as you visit their floating villages on stunning Inle Lake.
(Yangon, Mandalay, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Bagan)
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