Wired magazine co-founder and Asia Grace author Kevin Kelly is currently travelling in Myanmar, blogging as he goes on Google+
Nic Dunlop, author of The Lost Executioner, returns with a documentary from modern-day Burma about a soldier who turned against the brutal dictatorship which has governed the country for the last five decades.
Just tripped over this on YouTube… Nga Phe Kyaung monastery on Inle Lake, Myanmar is better known as Jumping Cat Monastery because… well, you’ll see
If you need help organising domestic flight tickets and hotel bookings within Myanmar, I can recommend Radiant Tours – they did a great job of helping me when I visited Burma
I’m heading off tomorrow on a scuba diving liveaboard trip to Burma — if you’re interested in finding out more, you can read about it on my dive blog Divehappy.com. UPDATE – there’s now a 3 part trip report about my Burma dive trip – follow the link for part 1.
Pascal Khoo Thwe’s autobiography is a classic “truth is stranger than fiction” tale, describing how a dirt poor Burmese mountain boy improbably fell in love with the writings of James Joyce and eventually found himself studying at Cambridge University in England
The second of Travelhappy’s Thailand Writer series. This week, Phil Thornton, author of Restless Souls, about the Karen of Burma and the uneasy border between Burma and Thailand
Every Friday, a new photo of amazing Asian people and places here on Travelhappy. This week: Burma’s holiest shrine, the Shwedagon Pagoda
If you’ve been watching the news, you can’t have failed to have heard about Cyclone Nargis which has killed at least 15,000 people in Myanmar this weekend and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The country was a mess before the cyclone hit thanks to the military junta, but now 5 provinces are a bona fide […]
My article on the ancient Buddhist temples of Angkor, Bagan and Sukhothai, “The Legacy”, has just been published in Asian Geographic magazine.
There are plenty of great books about Myanmar (formerly Burma) – here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and inspired my recent visit
and way too tired to write anything coherent, except that it was fantastic. I took lots of semi-decent photos (erm – maybe) which I’ll be adding to travelhappy over the next week. In the meantime, check out my posts about the run up to going travelling in Myanmar. I’m off to bed…
Travelling is exciting, but it can also cause a lot of pre-trip apprehension about venturing into the unknown. Here’s 6 tips for dealing with the fear and getting over it so you enjoy your travels
Don Gilliland’s travel blog has some bewitching photos of Myanmar, capturing some of the spirit of Myanmar people as they go about their everyday lives
Restless Souls provides an eyewitness account of the world’s longest running civil war being fought by the Karen tribe against the Burmese military junta which has largely been forgotten by the outside world
Myanmar is no ordinary travel destination which can be easily visited – it needs some thought and planning to explore one of the most mysterious South East Asian countries to the West
I seem to be doing a lot of travelling in South East Asia and Australia this year. This is where I’ll be going in 2007
Ostensibly an attempt to retrace the physical origins of George Orwell’s novel Burmese Days, Secret Histories is actually a superbly concise and deeply scary history lesson in the fate of pre and post-colonial Myanmar.