SouthEast Asia is my favorite region of the world, and during this 3-month solo backpacking trip, I visited Myanmar for 21 days for what would be my 1st time there. After spending 4 days in the busy city of Yangon, I took trains, busses, and a random ride in a truck filled with produce to visit smaller towns throughout the country. I was made aware of a Buddhist monastery that sat atop of a large mountain, and that it's possible to frequent it and spend the night. Doing so proved to be an unforgettable experience. In a different town, I met a fellow backpacker, Helena from Norway, and we hiked with a local guide for 3 days (45 miles) from one town to another. I loved being in Myanmar and want to spend more time there.