At the time I went to Burma it wasn’t as popular with travelers yet. Nevertheless, on that trip I went with a tour group, which I’m usually not a big fan of. Although my friends and I were by far the youngest of the group (average age 60+!), it turned out to be the right choice for those who want to see as much as possible in a limited amount of time in a nation where the political situation is tense. But Burma slowly opens up and has the best chances to become the next shooting star of Asia thanks to thousands of golden Pagodas and Buddhas, ancient cities, friendly people of different tribes and unspoiled beaches. I really hope this fascinating country is using its resources wisely and can avoid the negative impacts of mass tourism once it noticed its potential.