Last year in November I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Myanmar (formerly Burma) to do some volunteering. The first week, my group travelled to the north of the country to a small mountain town called Kalaw located in the Shan state. We spent a week there and travelled around the area before heading back down to Yangon.
Kalaw is a very rustic town, unspoilt and surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the mountains. It seems to be a favourite place with backpackers as it is a great place to stop off for a couple of nights whilst travelling on or walking from village to village. I actually noticed more tourism here than in Yangon.