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  • Myanmar pageant winner stripped of crown won't return it without apology
    Myanmar pageant winner stripped of crown won't return it without apology
    A teenage beauty queen from Myanmar, the first winner of an international pageant from that country, is making international headlines this week after losing her title and being accused of then stealing the crown she won.16-year-old May Myat Noe...
  • Spectacular Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw opening soon in Myanmar
    Spectacular Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw opening soon in Myanmar
    Visitors to Myanmar will soon have a spectacular hotel in which to bed down with the November 1st t opening of Kempinski Hotels 141-room Nay Pyi Taw.The newly built property is located near the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC), a...
  • Buddhist temples in Bagan, Myanmar
    Travel begets travel (Part 22): Sanctuary Ananda to cruise Irrawaddy
    By J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. Newbern ©2014(Part 22 in a Series)Our exploration of Myanmar with luxury travel provider Abercrombie & Kent is among our most treasured memories from our global travels to 70 countries. The people, culture...
  • Five places not to miss when visiting Myanmar
    Five places not to miss when visiting Myanmar
    Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been isolated for decades but now the door is open and tourists are flooding in. It is on a slew of “Best Places to Visit” lists including National Geographic’s “Best Trip 2013.”...
  • Avalon Waterways sailing Lake Nasser on the Nile
    Exotic River Cruises gaining in popularity
    With ten new river cruise vessels debuting in 2014 and more on tap for 2015, this may be the perfect time to experience a river cruise. River cruises have traditionally been Euro-centric; those wanting to experience more exotic destinations had to...
  • Doctors without Borders ousted from Myanmar
    Doctors without Borders ousted from Myanmar
    Myanmar has kicked humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders out of the country, placing thousands of its citizens, especially the 30,000 or so people those suffering from HIV/AIDS, at risk by denying them access to medical treatment in the...
  • Hibiscus bloom in Florida
    Myanmar adventures, an elegant BnB in Salida, and a quiet beach in Florida
    This week’s deals include an adventure in Myanmar, a bed and breakfast in Salida, Colorado, and a quiet getaway in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.Seasoned travelers are venturing to Myanmar as that country has opened to international tourism....
  • Traders in Yangon, Myanmar is the perfect place to stay
    Traders in Yangon, Myanmar is the perfect place to stay
    Heading to Myanmar? If so a stay in Yangon is bound to happen as it is the starting point for the county’s most famous tourist spots: Bagan, Mandalay, and Lake Inle. A favorite of tourists, businesspeople, and ex-pats, Traders Hotel is...
  • Stay at Amazing Bagan Hotel in Myanmar
    Stay at Amazing Bagan Hotel in Myanmar
    Bagan is Myanmar’s premiere archeological site and Amazing Bagan Hotel, located in a quiet wooded area, is the perfect place to relax after a day of temple viewing. Guests arrive at Amazing Bagan Resort and Golf Club via a long tree-lined roadway....
  • Ayarwaddy Riverview Hotel is a good choice in Mandalay
    Ayarwaddy Riverview Hotel is a good choice in Mandalay
    Let’s face it, Mandalay is a city. In fact it is the second largest city in Myanmar so finding a hotel with a relaxing ambiance is not so easy, especially one that is affordable. The Ayarwaddy Riverview hotel is a great choice especially if you...
  • Amazing Ngapali Resort in Myanmar Received ASEAN Green Award
    Amazing Ngapali Resort in Myanmar Received ASEAN Green Award
    Located on a wide sweeping beach in Ngapali, Rakhine State, Myanmar, Amazing Ngapali Resort was recently honored with the coveted ASEAN Green Award. Hlaing Hlaing Win, General Manager of the Amazing Hotels and Resorts, accepted the award at the...
  • Myanmar SEA games
    Myanmar travel prizes up for grabs (part 2)
    Continued from Part 1With recent political progress in the long-isolated country, Myanmar is quickly turning into Asia’s latest travel hotspot, with particular appeal for families, luxury travelers, couples and honeymoons.One of the country&...
  • Myanmar travel prizes up for grabs
    Myanmar travel prizes up for grabs
    San Francisco world travelers heading for Myanmar (formerly Burma) should be sure to check out a new prize draw giving away free vacations to the country, one of Asia's most exciting emerging travel destinations.The draw is being organized by...
  • Construction begins on Sino-Myanmar pipeline.
    A pipeline runs through it
    An overland gas pipeline running through the mountains of Myanmar to Chinese cities is now complete, according to the China National Petroleum Corporation in a statement this Fall. The pipeline is expected to reduce coal consumption dramatically,...
  • Taking some of the mystery out of Myanmar
    Taking some of the mystery out of Myanmar
    Many people have limited knowledge of Myanmar, also known as Burma. They might have heard of the Road to Burma, from World War II history class. Or they might have heard the name Mandalay, but think it’s just the name of a casino/hotel in...