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Aung San Suu Kyi drops opposition to tourism to Burma

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/8/2009 at 18:22

If this story is accurate, it is very big news... Unfortunately it carries no direct quotes, which, given the circumstances, can be tricky, but if true, it is very big news for the nascent Burma tourism scene. ...

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suggested itinerary for 1 week Burma

Posted by padigirl on 4/8/2009 at 02:16

Hi, I need sound advice on my travel plans and whether they are feasible.I have travelled Thailand and Cambodia for some 10 years now(on and off!)and this time around I was hoping to visit either Laos or Burma for one week.My plan is to fly direct to Chiang Mai for several days and then one of the beforehand mentioned.On leaving either of these I then wish to go to Battambang and Siem Reap before heading to Ko Tao in Thailand...Am I being too optimistic here?I only have 24days!!Thanks in ...

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Bizarre Burma box

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/8/2009 at 15:30

With all the chit chat about the loons who run Burma being rumoured to be trying to build a few nukes, ArmsControlWonk has a very interesting bit of satellite imagery from Burma with an odd building that nobody seems to be able to make sense of. Take a look at the post -- what do you think it is?! ...

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money in burma

Posted by fredooo on 16/7/2009 at 05:24

Hi all, im counting away the days, its final now i'll in myanmar on the 7th of august for two weeks , ill just go for the clasic tour. I was just wondering about one more thing, what about the currency of the kyatt? how much do i get for 10 dollar? it gives me an idea of what everything will cost... does anybody have an idea? There are no atm's so i think i should get the dollars before , how many do i need for two weeks? Is is better to use euro's instead of dollars? because in the first plac ...

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Itinerary and Visas for Myanmar

Posted by crisaniaf on 12/12/2008 at 21:37

We are currently in the middle of a six month trip around Asia and have just decided to add Myanmar to our Itinerary based on what we have heard from other travellers. Reading our guide it seems the big four of Inle Lake, Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon should take about a month. We plan to enter from Mae Sai in the north of Thailand and fly out of Yangon. Has anyone done this Itinerary for Myanmar and if so do you think it is possible to do the big four in 3 weeks? Also can you get a Mya ...

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Best way to Burma from Thailand?

Posted by DLuek on 11/10/2008 at 04:54

Greetings, I know this site doesn't cover Burma but I hoped someone out there could give me some advice. I would like to visit Burma this February in order to evaluate the state of Buddhism there. Plane tickets from Bangkok to Rangoon are expensive and I'd much rather go through the Mae Sot border crossing from Thailand if possible. I've read that the border crossings sometimes close unexpectedly depending on the political situation. How real is this possibility? Does anyone have experi ...

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Posted by JoHe59 on 17/1/2008 at 20:33

Hi you Travel Fish guys, I really think you're doing a great job with your website. It's been a great help in preparing my trip to Laos and Cambodia. And now I'm trying to help other people as well. Just one question: any change that you'll expand your site with Burma/Myanmar? Greetings, Johan ...

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Viewed 6,377 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 18/1/2008 at 09:03

Easy to enter Burma?

Posted by midwestmimi on 11/2/2007 at 03:45

My daughter and I are spending a month off from teaching in Thailand/Laos and want to cross over into Myanmar/ Burma if not a hassle! Any suggestions? for WHERE to enter/ places to stay for under $40 per double? other tips and concerns for 30 and 60 year old experienced travelers ...

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Viewed 4,661 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by skinnylatte on 23/2/2007 at 23:24

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