Myanmar

Northern Thailand’s Most Enchanting Environs

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If you’re pressed for time on your trip to Thailand, I would almost go so far as to say you should visit Chiang Rai instead Chiang Mai—it’s that good!

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The Most Beautiful Balloon Flight in the World—Or Not

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Riding a balloon over the 2,000 temples of Bagan, Myanmar has been on my bucket list since 2010, when my maiden voyage to the then-pariah country ended in near-death food poisoning.

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Is This Asia’s Most Relaxing River Trip?

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A slow boat down the Irrawaddy River between the city of Mandalay and Bagan, which is famous for its 2,000 temples.

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Are These the Most Beautiful Islands in Southeast Asia?

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What if I told you the best islands in Southeast Asia were in Myanmar?

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The World’s Most Amazing Two-Week Trips

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None of the trips I’m about to highlight take more than two weeks to complete.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Myanmar

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Trust me: It’s worth the double—or, more likely, triple—connection.

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A Brush With Death in Burma

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I suspected I was going to get food poisoning in Burma from the moment I sat down for my first meal, but I was still on my feet after a week of successively more toxic-seeming food, so I assumed I was out of the woods.

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Myanmar visa in Bangkok

How to Get a Myanmar Visa in Bangkok

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All you need to get a Myanmar visa in Bangkok is a few documents, two passport-sized photos, a passport with six months remaining validity and about 900 Thai baht.

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