Because I am travelling with a vehicle and Myanmar only recently opened their borders to foreign vehicles. I not only have to have a guide for my journey through this country. But also a government official (in his own car with driver) to arrange, lead and get permission to let us through all the borders of each state.
Without this we would not be allowed to pass through the country.
Now because of all these extra guides and vehicles which you need to cover the costs for. It is better to try and find other individuals crossing to help share the guide fees.
The Mitchell family and our guide Mr. Myat
Through Horizons Unlimited and I was able to connect with The Mitchell family from Australia and we started planning our crossing 4 months prior. They are on a 9 month journey which will see them end in Europe where they will then ship their vehicle back home.
Arrangements were made prior for our guide Mr. Myatt and the government official Mr. Htoo to meet us at the Mae Sot/Myawaddy border crossing.
Their they would have all documents and permissions ready.
Day 1 of our adventure saw us cross the border and spend the rest of the day walking around Myawaddy.
|Dinner for two|
This was your typical dusty border town consisting of high noise levels and a constant hustle.