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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 with Asia Tours – 3 Exciting Must-Do Trips!

4 November 2013

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar with Asia Tours – 3 Exciting Must-Do Trips!

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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As Lonely Planet are sold for a massive loss, we question the future of the travel guidebook…

26 March 2013

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As Lonely Planet are sold for a massive loss, we question the future of the travel guidebook…

With Lonely Planet being sold by the BBC this week for a shocking £55 million loss, does this put the future of guidebooks into question? This happens in the same week that we hear Frommers guidebooks, born in 1957 with the groundbreaking ‘Europe on 5 dollars a day’, announce the decision that they will publish no more titles. So what do you think? What is the future of Lonely Planet and the travel guidebook in general? Is there still a place for the guidebook when you are planning your trip?

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20 Tips for Travellers to Myanmar (Burma)

19 September 2012

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20 Tips for Travellers to Myanmar (Burma)

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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What’s in This Issue? The Best of S.E.A Backpacker Mag, Issue 18: May / June

27 May 2012

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What’s in This Issue? The Best of S.E.A Backpacker Mag, Issue 18: May / June

They're as precious as a Tibetan visa, as treasured as a passport full of stamps and as priceless as a a love letter scrawled on the back of a Singha beer mat... S.E.A Backpacker Magazine is officially the BEST souvenir you can take from your travels in South East Asia. And with 20,000 copies printed every two months, you can grab a copy at hostels, guesthouses, adventure centers, travel agents and cafes all along the backpacker trail. Here's a mouthwatering taster of what you will find in our current issue (Issue 18: May / June) Have you picked up your copy yet?

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