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Trekking and homestays in Burma’s Shan State

Trekking and homestays in Burma’s Shan State
April 2, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country’s northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it’s an experience not to be forgotten.

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014
November 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>

The loss of a Burmese icon: ‘Moustache Brother’ Par Par Lay passes away

The loss of a Burmese icon: ‘Moustache Brother’ Par Par Lay passes away
August 7, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

MOST tourists that made the trek north to the Burmese city of Mandalay would have stopped by the Moustache Brothers for their nightly cultural shows. However, the comedic trio of U Par Par Lay, U Lu Zaw and Lu Maw lost the leader of their troupe last week when Par Par Lay passed away. Aged…>

5 colourful markets of Yangon

5 colourful markets of Yangon
June 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE markets of Yangon offer fascinating insights into the ethnic diversity of the city, its produce, heritage and traditions. Whether you’re actually seeking to stock up on local handicrafts or just enjoy the chance to browse and interact with locals, a visit to any one of these markets is a must on a trip to…>

In pictures: the faces and sights onboard the Yangon circular train

In pictures: the faces and sights onboard the Yangon circular train
May 11, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

TRUNDLING around on Yangon’s circular train is a great way to take in the sights, sounds, smells and people of the city. While somewhat of a snail’s pace it provides a great patchwork experience of all aspects of life in Yangon from the crush and hurry of the inner city to the rural areas on…>

In review: Burma travel in 2013

In review: Burma travel in 2013
April 23, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

HAS Burma really become the global tourism hotspot? This question dogged me as I flew back to Burma last month to see what changes had taken place since my last visit in 2012. Would my favourite spots be overrun by tourists? Would it be hard to find a room? Had they finally introduced an ATM?…>

The joy of limbo: Asia’s 5 best airports

The joy of limbo: Asia’s 5 best airports
April 10, 2013 - 6 Comments - Sarah Waldron

IF you have ever lived in Asia, as an expat or a traveling local, then you surely understand the value of a good airport. We end up spending a great deal of our time in the ‘limbo’ of such places, whether we’re traveling home or making our way to other, more exotic, destinations. Personally, I…>

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Canungra, Queensland, Australia

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Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Malaysia

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A low impact eco river

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Barefoot Sakau Lodge

Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

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The rustic ambience and personalized

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Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia

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