Entries tagged: Myanmar

New UNESCO Sites to See

New UNESCO Sites to See

UNESCO has released its latest list of sites waiting to be discovered across the globe, and our travel bucket list just got longer. We had a tough time narrowing down from all 29 new places, but here are just some of the new UNESCO sites that we are itching to see soon.

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The Best Places to Travel in February

The Best Places to Travel in February

Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel around the world in February. Iguazu Falls Sure, South American summer is still in full force in terms of humidity and heat, but February guarantees thunderous falls and plenty of spray, whether visiting the Argentina or Brazilian side of these iconic waterfalls. Tanzania In early February, you can catch the end of calving season in the Serengeti. It’s a great time for a safari because the predators are out in full force on the hunt for prey so there’s sure to be […]

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The Itinerary: A Week in Myanmar

The Itinerary: A Week in Myanmar

Long closed off to the rest of the world, the one-time colonial outpost of Burma (now known as Myanmar) is back on the international jet-set agenda. Now is the perfect time to visit its untold cultural riches before the rest of the world rediscovers this untouched Southeast Asian jewel. By Eric Rosen Day 1-2 | Yangon | Strand Hotel Your first destination in this fascinating country will be its largest city and former capital, Yangon (you might also recognize it by its colonial name of Rangoon). This is a bustling metropolis, but operates at a more sedate pace than Southeast Asia’s other urban centers. Spend […]

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Stunning Southeast Asia

Stunning Southeast Asia

Seeing the history, beauty, and rich cultural landscape of Southeast Asia should be on your radar, and winter is the perfect time to journey to this corner of the globe. Consider Cambodia, home of world-renowned Angkor Wat, and enigmatic Myanmar, boasting a landscape rich in natural and man-made beauty. Ker & Downey presents both destinations and more from Southeast Asia in completely-custom and authentic fashion. Contact us now to start planning your visit. Jewels of Burma | Myanmar Experience the Grand Four: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake on a one-of-a-kind, exclusive discovery of Myanmar’s mysterious past and fascinating present […]

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Beyond Myanmar’s Golden Stupas

Beyond Myanmar’s Golden Stupas

Myanmar is a country full of stunning archaeological and architectural wonders and a landscape rich with natural and man-made beauty. Some 4,000 stupas pepper the face of Bagan and the mountainous surrounds of Inle Lake shelter some amazing scenery as well as more than 30 hill tribes. Recently some Ker & Downey clients returned from a trip to Myanmar and wrote about their journey for us. Written by Randolph Barba Myanmar is the land of the golden stupas. When you hear about traveling to the country or you look at advertisements for its tourist sites, Buddhist iconography is always front […]

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