Hello all! I was planning a solo trip to Thailand in December but more and more, I've been wanting to see Myanmar as well. I have 3 weeks (starting mid December and through the holidays) and I've been trying to figure out how to time this. So a few questions:
I have heard that you have to book everything well in advance for Myanmar - no winging it. But then I also understand traveling through the country can be difficult and not always timely, so how can you book things when you may not make it there? So a little unsure what to do there.
Also - and I know a lot of people say stick to Myanmar, but... I have been trying to figure out how much time to allot to each country. I don't know when I will get this kind of time again (I have never been on vacation this long) and I honestly don't know when I will be able to get back to this part of the world. I really want to see both. I'm planning to spend new year's in Chiang Mai. Other than that, I don't have anything planned.
For Thailand I was thinking (when I thought I was going there for the full three weeks so I'm sure this is more than I can do now) Railay, Koh Lipe or Koh Lanta (maybe), Ratchaprapha Dam, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai (maybe) - I hadn't finished planning when I realized I couldn't get Myanmar out of my head.
I've traveled solo before, but that was to Iceland which was super easy. I'm a little anxious about this one, but I really want to go! Any input, comments, suggestions, help in general would be so greatly appreciated!