Vising two countries

Feb 2nd, 2006, 07:33 AM
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Vising two countries

Someone asked earlier what your one favorite country would be to visit for a month. Everyone had differing ideas. Now my question is if you had a month-would you visit two countries or stick to one. I actually have been to Thailand, but it was so long ago. I loved it, and want to come back. I have heard so much about Myanmar and it being so less touristy. I am trying to decide if going to both countries and moving from place to place would be relaxing or not. To the people who have done that-would you reccomend it? Thanks for any advice.
 
Feb 2nd, 2006, 08:33 AM
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I'm someone who would always prefer spending all my time in one country or at least most of it. Burma is incredible but I would spend real time there. If you want to go to both countries I would strongly urge you to spend 3 weeks in Burma which enables you to get beyond the standard temples and sites and really learn about the country and its various cultures. Then I'd spend a week in Bangkok. Actually I'd fly to Bangkok, spend three days, go to Burma for 3 weeks (get a car and driver) and then return to Bangkok for 4 days. That will be a fabulous trip.
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Feb 2nd, 2006, 11:00 PM
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Q: Would I move between countries and would I recommend others do that?
A: Yes! and yes.

Q: Is it relaxing moving between places?
A: No, of course not. It is exciting.

Since you already know that you loved Thailand, you could spend two or three weeks there and a week or so in Burma. After you find out on this trip that you also love Burma, then you can plan to go back and spend real time there.
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Feb 2nd, 2006, 11:12 PM
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I will state my meaning explicitely: I recommend that you spend "real time" at a place you know you will love while also spending some time exploring a new place.

Unless, of course, you just want to flirt with your old love and move on to a new potential love, then that would be a good way to go also.
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Feb 3rd, 2006, 04:58 AM
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Rather than focus on how many countries- if we had a month we would likely visit 2-4 cities which could span a couple of countries. We would spend no more than 2 weeks in any one city- and in some cases it could be less. Our trips usually last only 2 weeks. Places where we have spent all of our time in one city have been Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney and Manila. On another trip we spent 2 weeks exploring Singapore and KL.
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