I'm planning to travel around Myanmar for 2 weeks before moving on to Thailand in September.
I'm a solo female traveller and I have absolutely no worries about Thailand and the rest of my trips in terms of meeting people, staying on hostels etc but just wondering how many people back pack in Myanmar.
Am I likely to meet people along the way as easily as I will in the rest of SEA? There is a your that I've seen which looks really good so just debating what's the best thing to do. I don't mind being on my own but it's always nice to meet people and share the experience.
yes you are very safe in Myanmar i believe and if you need for your trip program and any others assit please contact me . you can meet me in Yangon
I cannot help with your specific question but I was in Myanmar recently as I am not female & did not backpack but I did not feel unsafe at any point. If you would like to see a bit of what life looks like there, I have started writing about my trip on my TP blogo - HERE. There is one later entry so far and I will be adding lots more. I am sure you will enjoy being there as much as I did.
Learn the magic word 'Mingalaba'. You will hear it all day every day & I think it means hello or welcome but could well mean 'Smile for me'.
I am female and travelled Myanmar solo for 2 weeks last April.
The truth is i was never solo. My route was Hpa-An, Yangon, Bagan and the Kalaw-Inle Lake Trek. In all those places you can find hostels with dorms, where you will easily meet other travellers to take the journey with if you wish. I found the local people extremely friendly and helpful too, even if sometimes their english is non-existent or hardly understandable. So don't worry about that!
Wish you happy travels!
i think ur be fine in myanmar traveling solo. take take a "standard" taking care of urself like u do if ur in other places. myanmar is typically laidback. lots of tourists too so u will meet people like urself. enjoy ur trip!
Although I didn't travel alone, I did meet a lot of amazing people on the road and even connected with a few. If you choose to spend your nights at a hostel, you'll have an even better chance at finding people with similar itineraries. And if not, you could always try searching for local meetings and join them, couchsurfing.com will help you with that one.
Have a great time and come back to tell us all about it!
Thanks so much everyone. I'm not worried at all now and I'm so looking forward to my trip!
I'm intending on travelling to Myanmar early September . I'm also a bit nervous about going alone . My intentions are to travel a little and find work teaching English . When are you arriving in Myanmar ?
Lucy I was In Myanmar .three years ago and it was the friendliest and safest place of all my travels Go with an open heart and mind also new crisp Dollars and you will have an unforgettable time..