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Sep 27 2013

Weather in Bagan

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Palms and acacias at Bagan

The climate within Burma can vary considerably, so if you’ve got a particular destination you’re keen on visiting, it’s worth checking ahead to see how it’s affected by the seasons. What time of year is ideal to visit Bagan? Bagan is smack bang in the centre of Burma’s best known microclimate, the famous (Ed: well, … read the full post

Sep 23 2013

When’s a good time to visit Burma?

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More tourists than locals at this Inle market during high season

When’s a good time to visit Burma (Myanmar)? The question slips easily off potential visitors’ tongues but… there is no easy answer. We’re going to stay on the proverbial fence by saying that when it comes to travelling to Burma, all periods of the year have their pros and cons. Here’s a brief rundown on … read the full post

Aug 29 2013

New Burmese/Thai land crossings opened

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Rumours have swirled for some time and we’ve frequently run across travellers who claim to have crossed the Burmese border at some remote crossing point but now it’s official: foreign tourists may enter the country at the Tachilek, Myawaddy and Kawthaung land entry points (from Thailand’s Mae Sai, Mae Sot and Ranong respectively). The former and latter have been open for … read the full post