Towards the Golden Land of Unknown


The Chinese New Year is upon me once again. Firecrackers and lanterns abound. The whole country on the move. The biggest human migration. A migration of amazing proportions and a celebration of historic tradition. But now after a few weeks of work and a quick Christmas holiday to see an old friend in South Korea it is time to board the plane yet again. Another adventure, another time to celebrate. This time I am off to see the slowly opening borders of a land of mystery and excitement. A place that has played around in my head for almost two years. Where adventure travel takes on new meaning and I make some new trails. Into the golden land of Burma I go.

When I mention Myanmar(Burma) what comes to mind? For many I believe a simple where or what is there comes to mind? I have been reading and day-dreaming about this place for long enough to know I still know nothing. I see quiet mornings, sprawling temples, slow trains through humid fog, good food, a hard life, an honest life and a story to tell. Burma has finally begun to relax its borders and people can begin to experience parts of this country. After a quick stop in politically unstable Bangkok I will be on my way. I know it will not disappoint.

As I depart on another mini adventure I think about how fortunate I am to pick up and travel to wherever my hearts content. To have the freedom and ability to just go. To be lucky enough to come from a country like Canada where going almost anywhere in the world is a feasible possibility. We take this for granted. After living in countries where leaving is much more complicated than just buying a plane ticket, you can begin to understand. Use your power. The unknown is waiting and anywhere is possible. I’ll be in touch.

About markquattrocchi

My name is Mark Quattrocchi. This site is dedicated to giving people a look into the wonders of world travel. Through my experiences, thoughts and ambitions about adventure, I strive to give motivation to people to follow their dreams.

Posted on January 25, 2014, in Adventure, China, Thoughts, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Dorothy Quattrocchi

    Have a wonderful trip Mark! Can’t wait to hear all about it and see your photos. Safe travels!

  2. All the best on your next exciting adventure. It brings back memories of 4 years ago spending Chinese New Year in Hanoi, with the beautiful flowers in bloom everywhere. A wonderful time to be in Asia.
    Have fun and be safe, Mary

  3. Looking forward to hearing about Myanmar. It’s somewhere I’m considering for sure!

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