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Avalon Waterways - Myanmar (Burma) - Reflections: "Isn't This Amazing!""



Avalon Waterway's Avalon Myanmar
on the Irrawaddy RiverMyo, my intrepid guide during my Avalon Waterway?s Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River cruise, 
Myo, our kind, intelligent and insightful guide
on the Avalon Myanmar river cruiserepeatedly said during my 14 day Myanmar (Burma) experience:
?Isn?t This Amazing"?
My candid response always was, and now a few weeks later remains:
?Yes!?
My omnipresent very skeptical approach to this trip resulted in, well, "Amazement".  Unexpectedly, Avalon Waterways' (know for upscale, but not luxury, river cruise experiences) small, 18 suite, ship Avalon Myanmar presently delivers what is truly the best, most complete and in-depth river cruise experience in Myanmar; without exception or qualification. Yes, there are ships with more facilities and glitz, but none that deliver what you really traveled all that way to see:  Myanmar!  (In fact, building ships that large prevents them from going where the Avalon Myanmar does!) Avalon Myanmar's outdoor Observation LoungeTo be sure, Myanmar is not what I expected, is far different than what can be seen by ocean cruise passengers that pretty much only visit the frenetic Yangon (formerly Rangoon), and is so much about the peoples of Myanmar and their philosophies, rather than merely gazing at a dizzying amount of pagodas, temples and stupas.  

Before I explain why, the first thing is to explain where and what Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is.  You have...
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