Name: Chetry Win Tin
Lives in: Yangoon, Myanmar
Home: Yangoon, Myanmar
Occupation: Adventure Tour Operator for Journey’s
Win Tin, or simply Chetry, was our tour guide, host, permit obtainer, and friend in Myanmar. Although of Nepalese ancestry, he lives in Yangoon, Myanmar and speaks English, Burmese, and Nepalese, and confuses those around him, by mixing them randomly. He makes his living by being an adventure Tour Operator for the company Journey’s and most certainly showed the Drive Around the World team members an adventure. When he is not out gallivanting with foreign guests he has a full time job as a family man, with a wife two sons and a dog. When he finds a free moment you can find him reading, playing golf or on an adventure of his own. He showed the Drive Around the World team a great time in Myanmar, and we hope to all see him again the next time we are in Myanmar.
What kind of impact is the LONGITUDE expedition having in the communities they visit?
They are certainly conveying a lot of information about Parkinson’s disease around the world and are answering many students’ questions from all around the world.
Would you be up for 9 months of travel like this?
If I have the time and energy.
What is your most memorable moment during your portion of the journey?
Driving on the Lashio – Mandalay road with nice scenery, friendly farmers.
What advice do you have for future travelers in the program?
Adhere local culture, keep provide any sort of assistance that you can be off the way they are doing on this expedition.
What surprised you the most?
Our one-year-old road condition!
What was the best thing you ate?
Rice and chicken curry at the roadside restaurant.
What was the most difficult part of the traveling experience?
Getting through the – so – far – roughest road that this expedition has even driven.