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Yangon's markets a real highlight on any trip to Myanmar. Pic: Jo Lane/Visited Planet.

Yangon: Comparing the old and new

Posted by Jo Lane on March 23, 2015

Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

8 travel trends of 2015

Posted by Jo Lane on March 2, 2015

Chorten in Ladakh, India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Etiquette notes: Visiting a monastery

Posted by Jo Lane on February 16, 2015

Tea picker in Sri Lanka. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Best places for a cuppa in Asia

Posted by Jo Lane on February 11, 2015

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View on Mrauk U right after sunrise from Shwetaung pagoda.

Touching the ancient past in Myanmar

Posted by Jo Lane on February 2, 2015

Pic: Joanne Lane.

10 places to visit in Myanmar’s banner year

Posted by Jo Lane on January 26, 2015

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Top 10 temple tour of Bali

Posted by Jo Lane on January 18, 2015

It is best not to shake hands with women in  India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Cultural gaffes to avoid in the Asia-Pacific region

Posted by Jo Lane on December 31, 2014

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Paragliding over paradise in western Nepal

Posted by Jo Lane on December 21, 2014

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