Towards the end of 2015 our travels took us to Myanmar or Burma. To be honest it really wasn't on the list but a wedding in Bagan led to a trip that we're so glad we made that also took in Rangoon/Yangon and Mandalay.
This is an amazing place in the broadest sense: culture, people, history, temples and of course the ubiquitous Buddhas. The food and local beers also are well worthy of a mention. It's also relatively tourist free and consequently untarnished by the tourist dollar. The other surprise for me is how easy it is to get to - just over a one hour direct flight from Bangkok.
It is without doubt becoming ever more popular and rightly so - has featured in many of the Destinations for 2016 supplements I've been reading over the holiday period. I couldn't recommend it too strongly - in some respects it reminds me of Corsica in the sense that it is relatively untouched by the developers - how Viet Nam and Thailand were in the early days.
You can see many more photos on my Twitter and Instagram accounts but better than that, why not go take your own!
Happy new year everyone.