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Burma: The Secretive Southeast Asian Gem

Now is a good time to visit Burma. The country has been boycotted by travellers for some time, but now that it is opening up travellers are flocking to this secretive Southeast Asian destination. Aung San Kyi who had originally ask for the boycott is asking visitor to come, but as responsible tourist.  This means visiting in a monner that contributes to local communities and small business as opposed to government-owned enterprises, and taking steps to maximise a positive impact on the people of Burma through your visit. Read more about Burma: The Secretive Southeast Asian Gem

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Go On a River Cruise Expedition in Burma

There are nearly 5,000 miles of navigable rivers in Burma.  At the height of the British Raj they were vital commercial arteries and the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, founded by Scottish merchants, ran the largest privately-owned fleet of ships in the world.  Its 650 teak-decked steamers with their shallow drafts were a glorious sight threading their way through the complex sand banks as they ventured up country. Read more about Go On a River Cruise Expedition in Burma

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See Another Side of Asia, Visit Burma (Myanmar)

shwedagonMany of us had wanted to visit Burma/ Myanmar at some stage but because of the political situation were deterred.  Following the released of pro-democratic leader Aung San Suu Ky in 2009, her party is asking ethical tourists to visit. Burma is where it neighbour Thailand was before mass tourism - many areas are in their natural state waiting to be explored. Read more about See Another Side of Asia, Visit Burma (Myanmar)

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