The road trip to Mindat, Chin State
Setting off from the town of Pakokku by minibus (late obviously), I headed out into the countryside and ascended the Chin Hills towards Mindat in western Burma. It’s a beautiful, verdant landscape, studded with trees and framed by peaks. I say hills, they’re actually considerably larger than the Scottish mountains, the highest peak being Mount Victoria at 3,035 metres.
The transportation was ok - jam-packed as always - and it was a pretty bumpy, white-knuckle ride though I was happy to get the front seat therefore avoiding the vomiting passengers in the back. We passed lots of villages, resting for some lunch and affording me some nice little photo opportunities. Still, 8 hours sat cramped on a minibus doing a mountainous ascent isn’t great for the posture. I was relieved to hit Mindat as the sun set and the temperature dropped.