Drew Goldberg has visited dozens of countries in the past few years. Photo: Drew Goldberg
An American world traveler who spent his twenties visiting 73 countries and posting online about his experiences has called it: Myanmar’s internet access is really the worst.
Drew Goldberg left his home in Arizona in 2012, first teaching English in Seoul and then traveling to dozens of nations around the globe.
On his blog The Hungrier Partier, which has more than 120,000 followers, he has listed his worst travel experiences.
This is what he had to say about Myanmar:
“I absolutely adore Myanmar, but the country is about 20 years behind its neighbors. I did find wifi in the big cities, but it was about as slow as dial up internet from the 90s. Although I suspect that this will change in the next 3-5 years, as tourism in Myanmar is exploding in popularity due to forgiving visa restrictions.”
It gets worse. He blasted Kuala Lumpur as the ‘most overrated’.
“I had heard so many good things about Kuala Lumpur as I was travelling around Asia, but when I got there it was just a really boring version of Bangkok. It was also a bit unsafe – I was traveling with my friend and she was verbally harassed on the streets.”
The Philippines, meanwhile, ranked worst for food.
“Although it’s one of my favourite countries in the world, the food is so plain. It usually consists of white rice with some fish on top. I need some more variety in my food.”