I travel solo and won't do group tours though I'm happy with local guides and don't mind riding on the back of a motorbike. I tried to book a flight to Myitkyina for the Moana Festival but received a reply that foreigners are not permitted there. Checked the newspapers and there's fighting in Kachin State. So, back to the drawing board. I wanted to return south by boat. I have the 28 days from January 7 allowed and have booked a balloon ride over Bagan for 16, the only date I have. I prefer villages to big cities.
I would be most grateful for advice and if a local reads this, I'd be happy to meet up in Yangon on January 7 or 8.
This thread has been moved to the Asia forum. Go to the new Travelling in Myanmar in January 2013 thread.