My Mom’s Dream Trip to Myanmar (Burma)

 My Mom’s Dream Trip to Myanmar (Burma)

Hey guys, today I am sharing about my most memorable & unique trip with my mother. Though my mom & I have traveled a lot together before marriage, this one was our first trip together after I got married, just the two of us. It was special for one more reason, which you will get to know soon. You must have got an idea from the title that this one was my mom’s dream trip to Myanmar. And, being the only child, I had to do my part to make her dream a reality. But why Myanmar?

My Mom’s Dream Trip to Myanmar (Yangon & Mandalay). Why Burma?

My mom was born in Burma (Yangon) & lived there for 9 years with her family before moving back to India. And she still talks about her childhood there & all her memories still seem fresh. She always wanted to visit Burma once in her life, it was one of her dreams & I knew it. But I never bothered to do anything about it all those years.

I remember that I had once told my mom that I would never go to Burma & I will never add it to my travel bucket list. How silly I was!

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But when I became a mother, I realized what our dreams mean to us and how it feels when we see them dying. When we think that all the responsibility in the world lies on our shoulders & slowly we start detaching from our desires & goals. When I decided to keep traveling even after becoming a mother, I gave life to my dying dreams.

And, when I was able to give my dreams a direction, how could I not acknowledge my mom’s wishes. One can empower others when they feel empowered. Last year in September, we both planned this trip to locate my mom’s childhood house. And to visit some places from her wishlist.

This was my mom's dream trip to Myanmar in September 2019.


Well, for me, this trip was not about exploring the destination. It was more about the emotions & dreams of my mom—# MomsDreamTrip.

But let me tell you this decision was not an easy one. Once you become a mother, you really can’t think of leaving your child behind even for a day. Here I was planning to leave my 3.8-year-old son for 6 days & go to another country. A part of my heart was crying for leaving him behind. But the other part was proud & happy to be able to fulfill my duties as a daughter. No doubt, I had to fight a lot of emotions, but they were nothing in front of what my mom was feeling.

From the time we started planning this trip (which took only a week) to visiting each & every place on her wishlist, I could see how ecstatic she was.

A special thanks go to my loving husband and my awesome mother in law for understanding & supporting my decision.

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Can I make a request here? Please take some time today to ask your parents about their unfulfilled dreams (if you don’t know already). Try if you can help them to live those dreams now. Seeing your parents happy & proud because of you is the best feeling ever.

They deserve to live their dream!!!

This was my mom's dream trip to Myanmar in September 2019. And, being the only child I had to do my part to make her dream a reality. 


You may check out our stories from Myanmar Trip in my Instagram highlights ‘Burma’ on my profile.

Here, I am sharing a quick itinerary of our Myanmar trip.

Dream Trip to Myanmar – Itinerary (5N/6D)

Day 1

Delhi to Kolkata to Yangon (by flight)

Stay at Hotel 51

Explored nearby market, ate at a local food joint.

Day 2

Yangon Day Trip

Botataung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Yangon City Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Shwedagon Pagoda, Karaweik Palace, Kandawgyi Lake, Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market)

Yangon to Mandalay (by overnight train)

Myanmar trip

When my mother met her neighbors in Myanmar

Day 3


Stay at Ayarwaddy River View Hotel

Located mom’s old house in Thayeze, which is now a Govt. school.

Met her neighbors who still take care of the old Sikh Temple.

Clicked pictures in front of mom’s school, which is now the Mandalay University of Distance Education.

Day 4

Mandalay Day Trip

U Bein Bridge, Trek to Dee Doke Waterfall, Mandalay Hill, Sutaungpyai Pagoda.

This was my mom's dream trip to Myanmar in September 2019. And, being the only child I had to do my part to make her dream a reality. 

Dee Doke Waterfall, Myanmar

Day 5

Phin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) Day Trip

The Governor’s House, National Kandawgyi Gardens, Mahar Aung Kan Htoo Pagoda, Pwe Gauk Waterfall

Day 6

Mandalay to Yangon to Kolkata to Delhi (by flight)

Back to home!

This blog post is part of SpeakEasy Blogging Challenge by Dipika and Ruchi.’

That’s all for now. Do let me know if you want me to write a detailed post sharing my experience of visiting Myanmar. Or, if you have any other questions, do put them down in the comments below.

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    Swarnali Nath September 17, 2020 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful, heartfelt and vibrant post Neha!! Firstly this was a wonderful theme where mother daughter duo made a beautiful album of memories. Also the post has such scenic beauty all around! Lovely.

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      Neha Sharma September 17, 2020 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Swarnali. It was such a memorable trip, I am glad you liked this post 🙂

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    Mayuri Nidigallu September 17, 2020 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    I remember reading about your trip to Burma with your Mom and loved that you did this for her. You are so right, we should ask our parents what is on their wish list too. They go to so many lengths to fulfill all our wishes, this is the least we can do. Loved this post and the memorable pictures.

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      Neha Sharma September 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Glad to know that you loved this post, thanks for reading, Mayuri 🙂

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    Ruchi Verma September 17, 2020 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I am sure your mother would be so happy to revisit the place she born and lived it !! Loved that you made this happen for her!!

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      Neha Sharma September 18, 2020 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Yes, Ruchi she was quite emotional during the whole trip. I feel blessed to be able to make her dream come true.

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    Surbhi Prapanna September 18, 2020 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Loved the post Neha and I had followed your SM posts of this memorable trips last year. i felt that you had given such an incredible gift to your mom and I also feel the same way as you do. our parents deserve more from us. and we all should take out time to know more about their feelings and hidden desires.

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    Ishieta September 18, 2020 at 5:24 am - Reply

    A big hug to you! What a wonderful experience to create for your mother, and absolutely blessed that you got to share it with her 🙂
    I agree with you, the joy of being able to do something for our mothers, and seeing them happy is priceless and a treaure trove of memories 🙂

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    SwatiMathur September 18, 2020 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Such a heartfelt post…. This gesture of your must have made your mom extremely proud. I could see that happiness in both your faces. You made her dream come true. I wish to do the same for my parents.

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    Cindy Dsilva September 18, 2020 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Wow that is such a beautiful gesture. My mom wanted to start a business but even I’m not sure how to go about helping her with that! I hope to do something about it.

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    Nitisha September 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful gesture Neha… really appreciate it! I feel that we should pamper our parents once in a while (just like they’ve been pampering us since ages, overlooking their wishes and comfort)

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    Chinmayee Gayatree sahu September 18, 2020 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Neha , loved the post and you are blessed to be able to fulfil your Mom’s dreams.This post was a combination of a mother daughter bond and a travelogue with all details to plan a trip. Lovely Pictures and your Mom is beautiful.

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    Payel September 18, 2020 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    As much as a fun it was reading this post.. it’s been a huge learning.. it was giving vision to a realisation.

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    Disha September 18, 2020 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Mother-daughter trip is a wonderful experience to have. You both look happy and relaxed in the pics. Keep enjoying more! 🙂

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    Suha Vijay September 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Lovely concept to spend time with Mom and make a host of memories. Asusual, your travel posts are the best…loved it to the core.

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    Aesha Shah September 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    You are right, we sometimes take pur parents for granted. You are such a wonderful daughter. I will ask my mom today itself, hopefully I can visit some place with my mom next year.

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    Debidutta Mohanty September 18, 2020 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Loved this post, Neha. Fulfilling your parent’s dream is the biggest achievement a child can have. It was a colourful, vibrant post that beautifully brought out so many emotions that we have as a child for our parents.

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    ujjwal mishra September 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Kudos to you and your family to have come up with such a plan and to execute it. I can feel how your mother must have felt. will check with my mom, whats on her wish list too 🙂

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    Bhawna Shah September 18, 2020 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Parents spend their life for the fulfilment of their children’s dream,  then why not the children. You set a good example by giving this memorable trip to your mother. 

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    Archana Srivastava September 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Aww!!This is so heart touching and emotonal note to know the story behind your Myanmar trip Neha. I can not even imagine how proud your mother would be to see her daughter’s effort who went all the way to fulfill her mother’s dream. Pics itself say that you duo have the most from your trip. and more applauds for your husband and mother in law who value your decision and supported it throughout.

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    Amritha Srinath September 18, 2020 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I remember seeing all your stories in Insta about this trip. It must have felt so good to travel with mumma. I can see from the pictures how delighted she is for taking that trip back to her childhood place. As usual, reading your posts makes my day Neha. You connect it so well with your audience. Simply loved reading the itinerary and I would love to visit Burma one day. I have heard so many army stories from my grandpa who was posted in Burma. Memories!!

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      Neha Sharma September 26, 2020 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      So kind of you, Amritha. I am glad that you like my posts. Thanks a lot 🙂

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    Mayura Amarkant September 18, 2020 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    This post made me smile – in a world where girls want their parents to stay home and care for grandkids, you took the brave step to make your mom’s dream come true. It makes me so happy to learn that people like you exist in this world. God bless you and your family.

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    Hansa Kajaria September 18, 2020 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Wow this is so cool. I’ve been raised in Muscat and how I miss my childhood and i wish to go there again with my kids to show them my old house, shop, school and life. I can so feel how ur mom must have felt. This is awesome.

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    Neeta Kadam September 18, 2020 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Heartwarming post. Yes, we are forgetting to ask our parents dreams. We used to travel a lot n it is our responsibility to fulfill our parents wish.
    I can see the happiness on your mom’s face.

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    Hema September 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Myanmar is a true beauty, I am surely your mom had a gala time. I do remember seeing your insta stories. It was awesome. I am sure it was a memorable trip

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      Neha Sharma September 19, 2020 at 11:37 am - Reply

      It was truly a memorable trip, thanks for stopping by 🙂

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      Seema Bardeskar September 19, 2020 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      This is such a wonderful thing you did for your Mum. Taking her back to her birth place must have made her so happy. Well said that our parents’ wishes should be considered and fulfilled during their life time. Great share!

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    Sivaranjini. A September 18, 2020 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Wonderful daughter, you are more power to you. Mothers are always a part of our heart and seeing them smile is a great feeling of happiness.

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      Neha Sharma September 19, 2020 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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    Geethica Mehra September 19, 2020 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Lovely daughter and beautiful mom. I swear by understanding and supportive family, we are able to achieve so much in life. Love to you and Nemit.

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      Neha Sharma September 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you Geet for the love 🙂

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    Milan Singhal September 19, 2020 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    You are such a lovely daughter . True , we should ask about our parents unfulfilled dreams too.

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    Manisha Garg September 20, 2020 at 2:11 am - Reply

    The smile on your mother’s face is precious. I am so glad you took this trip for her.

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    Mandavi Jaiswal September 20, 2020 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I truly loved your itinerray, its really helpful for anyone who is planning a short trip to Myanmar.

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    Rakhi Parsai September 21, 2020 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Wow Neha. Lots of hugs and blessings to you for fulfilling your mums dream. You know I can so relate to this post. I always wanted to fulfill my moms dreams but I lost her way early in life and when I stood on my own feet and when I could do something for her I didn’t have her with me.

    So even I tell everyone. Live for your parents, fulfill all their dreams, spend time with them. Now I try and fulfill my fathers unsaid desires and happiness. Lots of love for so beautifully writing this post.

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      Neha Sharma September 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot, Rakhi for your blessings & kind words. I am really sorry to read about your mom, can’t even imagine your pain of losing a parent so early in life. And I agree with you, parents are a blessing for us, we should take out some time to help them in fulfilling their dreams. Your mom must be so proud of you, more power to you dear. And thank you once again!

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    Sweta Papaiyawala September 22, 2020 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    What an awesome post. Major credit goes to your mil and hubby who took care of ur son. It is vital to take care of our parents and fulfill their dreams. Loved ur wonderful gesture.

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      Neha Sharma September 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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    PRB October 19, 2020 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    You did such an amazing job of taking your mom to this trip! I know how fulfilling it can be as my father was born in Bangladesh and he wanted to visit the place sometime, but we never had a good opportunity and now he’s not in the best of health to make a trip.
    Have heard a lot about Mandalay, thanks for writing this 🙂

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    Ginia October 20, 2020 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Wow!this was such a hear touching post. Im really feeling like going to Burma after reading this post.

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