One of our writers, Annabelle Bladon, has just returned from a trip to Burma (Myanmar) and it sounds absolutely magical. She sailed along the Yangon River on board Voyages to Antiquity’s Aegean Odyssey, and experienced an unspoiled world of shimmering golden temples,  Buddhist monasteries and rural villages.

Southeast Asia holds a special place in my heart – it’s simply one of the most diverse and captivating regions of the world. I’ve visited Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore, but I’d love to explore further, and I would definitely love to see Burma before it changes too much.

If you’re thinking about a cruise to Southeast Asia, Voyages to Antiquity have just launched their new 2013/14 brochure, which includes city centre mooring in Yangon, Bangkok and Ho-Chi Minh City. They’re also offering more cruises to beautiful Bali and extended land/air tours (pre- or post-cruise) to India’s Golden Triangle and Cambodia’s Angkor temples. And, with every cruise offered, shore excursions are included in all ports of call, land stays are in deluxe hotels and all voyages are accompanied by first-class lecturers and guest speakers.

You can find out more here – and if you do book a cruise to Southeast Asia, I’d love to hear about it.