Posts Tagged ‘Burma’

Best Travel Books of 2015

Best Travel Books of 2015
Looking for some book recommendations for 2016? As you begin planning you travels for the New Year, don’t miss the top ten travel books of 2015. Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye. When her American father passes away, Marie Mutsuki Mockett seeks consolation in her mother’s home country of Japan. Her relatives own
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A Quiet Refuge in the Heart of Rangoon

A Quiet Refuge in the Heart of Rangoon
Kindly contributed by Rena Pederson, author of The Burma Spring, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation. The award-winning journalist delivers an inspiring biography of the charismatic Aung San Suu Kyi, whose life and work served as inspiration for Burma’s first steps toward democracy. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi
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Burma’s Historic Elections

Burma’s Historic Elections
Many travelers’ eyes were trained on Burma (Myanmar) Sunday for an election that has been seen as the most democratic in years. The National League for Democracy party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, gained a sweeping victory, winning a parliamentary majority. To understand the impact of these events, read more about “The Lady” and
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The Shwedagon of Yangon

The Shwedagon of Yangon
Managing editor Jodie Vinson traveled to Yangon, Myanmar where she discovered a favorite spot in the golden glow of the Shwedagon Pagoda.   The Shwedagon of Yangon, Myanmar has been a favorite spot for over 2000 years, ever since eight strands of the Buddha’s hair were brought by merchants to King Okkalapa and enshrined beneath
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