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10 Things You Should Do in Yangon, Myanmar

10 Things You Should Do in Yangon, Myanmar

At long last, the floodgates of Myanmar, a country of 55 million, are open to the outside world. Most visitors flock to Yangon, the country’s largest city, to take in its vast culture and magnificent gold stupas sprouting to the ...

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5 Reasons to Go to Burma

5 Reasons to Go to Burma

Blending the past and future in equal parts has never looked so good, and that is Myanmar today. Ethnic dress and 5 star resorts coexist to make a comfortable platform for any traveler. November to February are the best times ...

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Touring Myanmar with Two Upscale Providers

Touring Myanmar with Two Upscale Providers

World-apart wonders await in time-warped Myanmar. Formerly known as Burma, this ancient, almost-forgotten corner of Southeast Asia boasts a mind-boggling concentration of Buddhist pagodas and monasteries overrun with maroon-robed monks; off-the-grid artisanal villages still navigated by ox- and horse-cart; and ...

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Obama: Myanmar trip not an endorsement of govt.

Obama: Myanmar trip not an endorsement of govt.

 President Barack Obama says his landmark visit to Myanmar is an acknowledgement of the democratic transition underway but not an endorsement of the country’s government. Obama’s words were aimed at countering critics who say his trip to the country also ...

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Fear, mistrust grip Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine region

Fear, mistrust grip Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine region

As security forces police the edgy aftermath of sectarian bloodshed in western Myanmar, fearful Buddhists and Muslims are arming themselves with homemade weapons, testing the government’s resolve to prevent a new wave of violence. Despite government claims that peace has ...

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Survivors criticize Myanmar gov’t over clashes

Survivors criticize Myanmar gov’t over clashes

Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government Monday for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more than 28,000 people over the last week. The crisis, which first began in June, ...

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