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12-Day Backpacker Itinerary for Myanmar

16 July 2016

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12-Day Backpacker Itinerary for Myanmar

How many days do you need to truly explore Myanmar? The intrepid traveller will tell you that it takes weeks, months, even years to truly get under the skin of a country. Yet, most of us, particularly these days, are strapped for time - and short on money! We reckon the absolute minimum time that you need to explore the highlights of Myanmar is 12 days. Here’s what you can fit in during that time!

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The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

18 February 2016

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The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

When over 50 years of conflict that made the country a no-go zone for travellers came to an end, Southeast Asia suddenly had a new and amazing country for intrepid travellers to explore! Now backpackers are hitting Myanmar's shores in droves. So what does the country have to offer them in terms of adventure? And will the country's under-developed infrastructure be able to handle the newfound popularity?

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10 Must-Try Foods in Myanmar, Burma

11 December 2014

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10 Must-Try Foods in Myanmar, Burma

Myanmar is not often thought of as the culinary capital of South East Asia. Yet, visitors to this fascinating country, formerly known as Burma, will not only discover authentic culture and picture perfect landscapes, but delicious food too! Backpackers will fall in love with the country and the generous and kind people who cook up some of the most amazing dishes that you have ever tasted...

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar – 3 Must-Do Treks!

4 November 2013

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar – 3 Must-Do Treks!

Myanmar is still an off the beaten path traveler's destination, which means that sometimes creating the trip you want can be tricky. We introduce to you Asia Tours, a brand new company, run entirely by Burmese that organizes trips for backpackers wanting to explore outside the major hubs of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan!

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In the Know Before You Go: Making the Most of a 7-Day Trip in Myanmar / Burma

25 July 2013

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In the Know Before You Go: Making the Most of a 7-Day Trip in Myanmar / Burma

Burma, (or Myanmar) the land of Aung San Suu Kyi, is a country little visited by the world; however after just recently opening it's doors there is a new surge of travelers pouring in. As tourism is relatively new, travellers have the unique opportunity to see a country re-writing it's own history and re-creating it's collective identity. However, it also means that the backpacker trail is not as well worn and pre-trip information is key. Here Andres Nunez del Prado- a Peruvian native traveling the world, tells us the in's and out's of his recent trip to Burma, giving us invaluable on the road insight!

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20 Tips for Travellers to Myanmar (Burma)

19 September 2012

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Over the past year, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been opening up to tourism and has seen a huge increase in backpackers recently, with the small amount of guesthouses barely able to accommodate them! Asia's last frontier, the 'real Asia' and the 'land that time forgot', it's easy to see why Myanmar is so captivating to the adventurous traveller. If you're planning a trip to Myanmar, read our 20 essential tips, covering everything from visas, flights and crispy US Dollar bills to wearing your longyi and embracing thanaka bark!

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Burma: Stepping Back in Time

22 March 2011

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Burma: Stepping Back in Time

Isolated from the rest of the world, Burma retains a sensual, sultry charm. In the summer months the heat hangs low and hazy, trapping the smoke of cheroots, traffic fumes and the heady sweetness of incense. Men dress in longyis (long sarong style skirts). Women’s faces are smeared with thanaka (tree bark). Down on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Yangon, men ferry back and forth loading up dilapidated 1940s flotilla ships with an assortment of wares. Ox-drawn carts clatter through narrow streets leaving plumes of dust. Entering Burma is like stepping back in time...

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