Into the unknown

Into the unknown, originally uploaded by nina_theevilone.

Well, not really. Myanmar or Burma is not as popular a tourist destination as its next door neighbors China and Thailand, but it remains a favorite amongst travelers who has visited the country.

Burma is the last country in the ASEAN that I have yet to visit, but that’s to change in a couple of hours. I am both excited and scared. A thousand scenarios are going through my head, but from past trips, I know that I am just being paranoid and everything will be alright. I think it’s the lack of Internet that scares me the most.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 27 Comments
  1. flip says:

    wow im envious… been deaming of seeing Bagan for the longest time pero di natutuloy lagi hehe… enjoy the trip :-)

  2. Rizalenio says:

    Your last sentence re lack of internet made me smile. I am, most of the time (my friends know this)…paranoid…and internet is my quick fix when paranoia attacks. :)

    Stay safe in all your travels.

  3. Chichi says:

    Enjoy Myanmar Nina! That’s one of our must-see places as well *inggit*

  4. Ching says:

    your Cambodia-Thailand trip was very helpful, thanks a lot. we’ve been there two weeks ago, though we saw Vietnam first. Looking forward to your Myanmar posts. It was only last night that i suggested this place to my travel buddy as our next destination. Have a safe travel always..

  5. How timely that you visit the country just as Aung San Suu Kyi is released from prison.

    • nina says:

      Yeah! She was released just days before I arrived. Some friends have been concerned that there were some trouble in certain parts of Myanmar, but I haven’t felt anything off in the 3 cities I’ve been to.

  6. liz says:


    is there a visa required ba to visit Myanmar? I can’t seem to find any info about it. thanks!

    take care. :)

    • nina says:

      Last September, they announced that they will be granting visa upon arrival, but it was quickly canceled as the election neared. Now that the election is over, I’m not sure if they’ve brought it back. But for my trip, I applied for a visa at the Myanmar Embassy in Makati :)

  7. like what everyone said, nakaka-inggit ka talaga nina. sana i will do what you are doing someday. isa kang alamat!

  8. Photo Cache says:

    By the rate you’re ticking off country after country in the list of UN, you’d be well on your way to completing the list by the time you’re 40.

  9. chyng says:

    sorry te, nangengelam ako sa comments mo. im just so happy for you. graduate ka na sa ASEAN!

  10. Lemerou says:

    You won’t be disapointed : Myanmar is one of my best memories (Bagan temples !)

  11. Aimee says:

    Myanmar looks promising!

  12. Event Lover says:

    really amazing .. dyan yung tour namin this coming january but sadly i can’t join .. :( but when i red your blog pakiramdam ko nkapunta na din ako dyan .. :)

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