I'm planning a trip to Myanmar this coming Nov for about 8 days (hopefully my Visa has no problem). Have been reading up a lot of things online to plan my itinerary. Most probably I will be going to Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay. Well, I'll be traveling solo on budget and I am into photography. Am hoping to get some advice/answers in here to my questions.
1. I am thinking to get a private tour guide to accompany me throughout my travel there. Is this possible? Any recommendations would be great.
2. Which one would you recommend: (A) to get a local travel agent when I'm there or (B) to get a tour before I fly in?
3. Been reading a few travel agents' sites and seems like it's going to be pretty costly cause of the internal flights. Any money saving tips pls?
4. How's the political situation there now? I heard there's going to be an election on Nov 7? Should this be a concern?
Many thanks in advance for your answers.