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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, …
MANDALAY, Myanmar — Winds of freedom have taken Myanmar by storm. The country, which until recently was inaccessible to travelers, now welcomes visitors with open arms. There are few tourists; instead, streets are teeming with monks and nuns, and temple …
Mesmerized by Myanmar 08-06-2013 20:37
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:18 am | Sunday, June 9th, 2013 STEFANEL guests Raffy Hechanova, Steve Cheng, Mariko Jacinto, Sea Princess, Linda Ley, Jonathan Matti, Gina Hechanova and pretty daughter Patricia From its majestic temple …
The 50 Best travel websites 08-06-2013 15:52
Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com Pat Riddell is editor of National Geographic Traveller, natgeotraveller.co.uk Glen Mutel is editor of ABTA Magazine and …
Every Thursday I like to write about a place I'd love to go if only I had the time and money.  Recently, I got an email about an exclusive Myanmar and Thailand tour that I would love to go on from Frontiers International Travel.  The tour is scheduled …
I remember August 17, 2012 very clearly. I had made plans to have lunch with a former co-worker and friend. I live less than a tenth of a mile from my old office, so I knew the drive to pick him up just less than five minutes. I was supposed to pick him …
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