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Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list. Called "The Golden Land" thanks to the thousands of gilded pagodas scattered around the country, Myanmar today is similar to …
What makes a guide good? Craig Tansley and Traveller's other writers recall some of the finest. Follow the leader: a guide to good travel guides The Datai Langkawi rresident naturalist Irshad Mobarak - discovering Langkawi The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia …
Do you think you have seen the world and have exhausted all your travel opportunities? Do you still long to see new countries but think you have exhausted all that Europe, Asia, and Central America have to offer? Or do you just want to see something new …
BOSTON (CBS) – New England will have a big stake in expanded travel to Cuba in the next few years. Collette Tours, with its headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, already holds an educational license to fly people from Miami to Cuba for scheduled seven …
As 2014 draws to a close, savvy travelers already are planning their getaways for the new year. Whether you're a music fan, an adventurer or a history buff, these five destinations are worth considering. CUBA Travel to Cuba? Legally? Yes you can, with …
It's been a get-me-outta-here kind of winter. People craving a change of scenery or pining for better weather are booking lots of beach vacations now. But they're also planning trips to explore Cuban culture in Havana, cruising past castles on a …
36 Hours in Yangon, Myanmar 09-02-2014 08:28
Top: Inside the Shwedagon Pagoda. Bottom, from left: entrance to the Secretariat; grilled fish on a stretch of 19th Street; and the Governor’s Residence hotel. Stephen Kelly for The New York Times It’s Myanmar’s moment, and the country’s major city, …
The old British Indian empire of our schooldays consisted of India, Burma and Ceylon (Pakistan and its progeny, Bangladesh, were still to be born then). Known as Burma to my generation rather than Myanmar, we knew of that country as the source of two key …
On the move: Bob Percival, who is a walking tour guide in Yangon. Photo: Supplied A few years ago, Australian expat Bob Percival was writing a novel and conducting guided walks in the small village of Baisha in China. Then he discovered Myanmar. "I …
From militant isolation, Burma now admits scrutiny by the outside world's travellers, writes Tim Roxborogh. As someone with a passion for Southeast Asia, I'd held off visiting Myanmar - formerly Burma - mainly because of the advice of one woman, a …
BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been …
Many people have limited knowledge of Myanmar, also known as Burma. They might have heard of the Road to Burma, from World War II history class. Or they might have heard the name Mandalay, but think it’s just the name of a casino/hotel in Las Vegas. …
Readers of the The Daily Telegraph have named New Zealand the best country in the world and Air New Zealand one of the best long-haul airlines, in the newspaper's annual travel awards. More than 75,000 people had their say in deciding the winners of …
November 4, 2013 By: Joe Pike, Jena Tesse Fox, Meagan Drillinger Travel Agent   The Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the historic center of Porto—gateway to Portugal’s Douro River Valley wine region.   As part of our semi-annual look at …
Travel agencies in Burma are facing losses as many foreign tourists have cancelled their planned visits to the country after a spate of bombings claimed two lives and injured an American woman. It follows reports that a number of western governments, …
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