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Hitchhiking in Myanmar is safe, easy and full of adventure

It was easy enough to find a freight truck rolling out of Hsipaw in Shan State on the way to Mandalay—a simple matter of standing by the road and waving.

A truck stopped, the co-driver rolled down his window, I said “Mandalay! Mandalay!” and just like that we were off, rolling through

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Day Trips: Wingabaw Elephant Conservation Camp and hidden gems of Bago

When fresh restrictions were imposed on the logging industry in 2016, scores of elephants found themselves out of a job. Threatened by poachers in the wilds of the Bago Yoma Ranges, and with their previous owners unable to support them, a lucky few were given refuge at the Wingabaw Elephant Conserva

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Experiencing The Gohteik Viaduct By Train

I’m no stranger to Pyin Oo Lwin, in fact I must have visited the Flower City – named so for its spectacular botanical gardens and flower festival – about six times. However, this time around I wasn’t going to look at pretty plants, I was off to see the stunning Gokteik Viaduct, the second-hi

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Cruising the Chindwin

As far as Myanmar’s rivers go, the Chindwin – which carves its way from Nagaland down through Kachin State – is often overshadowed by its more traveled tributary the Ayeyarwady. But what it lacks compared to tourist hubs such as Bagan, this majestic river makes up for in dramatic mountain vist

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