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Publisher's Summary

Since the 1990s, Myanmar (or Burma) has officially been open to the world but it wasn't until 2010 that it became available to everyone that was interested.

Visiting Myanmar is now a race between tourists rushing to see a South East Asian country that has been relatively untouched by the West for several decades and a tourist industry that is madly developing to meet those tourists' needs.

Things are changing rapidly in this country and with 2016's landslide shift towards a new democratic party, the question about whether it is ethical or not to travel here can firmly be answered with a yes.

By going now, you will still have time to see this amazing land in transition from its colonial roots to a modern day nation and tourist attraction like its South East Asian neighbors.

Find a place where locals still wear traditional garb, with people sporting paste covered cheeks while munching on betel nut. Ride railways that retain the same bumps and character as the days they were installed during British colonial rule. Explore ancient Bagan and the highest concentration of Buddhist temples in the world.

Many Myanmar or Burma travel guides and books struggle to keep up with the furious change that is happening in Myanmar; the hundreds of new restaurants that are popping up, the shift in prices and the huge variety of accommodation that is now available, and how the government's changing attitudes are affecting restrictions to tourists.

With this Myanmar travel guide you will be getting information that is current as of 2016 and can give you the facts on the ground as they are now. What the true cost of a hotel is and which fees you need to pay as you move around. There is no longer any excuse for staying in a rickety hotel without air conditioning or eating questionable food from street vendors.

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is one of your first times abroad, you will be given concise and easy-to-follow guidance that will make sure your trip to Myanmar is the best it can possibly be.

Learn about the current political situation in Myanmarand discover how Burma's history influences its modern predicament. See what your place is in this picture and how to ensure your stay in Myanmar is an ethical one that means you are supporting the wonderful people of Myanmar.

Find out the best way to get into the country, where you can visit, and where you can't. You will find a comparison of the different ways to get around, how they compare in terms of time and price, and which is the most comfortable and convenient.

Get hints to create the best itinerary possible so your time in Myanmar is well spent. You will be given rundowns of Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan, and Mandalay with information on their place in the country and the essential sites you need to see. Plan your journey so you can be sure to visit during the fantastic Thingyan water festival or during the Bo Tree Watering ceremony.

Stay safe and hold on to your money by making sure you follow Burmese customs when you need to, that you have the right currency when you need it, and by staying away from the latest scam and tourist traps.

Become spiritually transformed and enriched by the fantastic country of Myanmar, explore its sprawling vistas and achingly beautifully scenery, find the location of Buddha's hair, and come close to Nirvana in one of its many breathtaking temples and pagodas. Discover a nation of people that, despite having struggled through hardship, have genuine happiness and excitement to offer the travelers that venture through this country.

©2016 Myanmar Travel Guide (P)2016 Myanmar Travel Guide

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One of my destination in my SEA trip!

Where does Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far it is first.

Who was your favorite character and why?

None

What about Kevin Kollins’s performance did you like?

He is an awesome Narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Nah won't be interested in filming it.

Any additional comments?

A great travel guide of Burma/Myanmar with lots of pertinent information if you are new in this beautiful place and what's more fantastic is, all you have to do is lie down in the bed and listen.

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Audio is clear as the blue sky!

What did you love best about Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide?

The way it teaches me how I can have an unforgettable vacation in Myanmar

What did you like best about this story?

Not sure why you think it is a story.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Kollins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh nope, but now I can plan my trip properly.

Any additional comments?

Fully packed with lots of information. I really enjoy listening to this audible version, I have learned a lot of things about Burma.

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I love it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide to be better than the print version?

Yes it is much much better! I mean all you have to do is lie or sit while listening to it!

What did you like best about this story?

Duh, this is not a story!

Which character – as performed by Kevin Kollins – was your favorite?

No characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I am finalizing my visit in Burma Myanmar and luckily I found this audible book before I settled everyone or else I could have missed some good information. Thanks!

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I love it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It was loaded with great suggestions and information.

What did you like best about this story?

It is not a story

What does Kevin Kollins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It is not a story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I absolutely love this guide. I am using it to plan my own trip to Burma and am finding it excellent.

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Nice guide!

Would you consider the audio edition of Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide to be better than the print version?

yes

What other book might you compare Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide to and why?

none

Which character – as performed by Kevin Kollins – was your favorite?

its not a story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

none

Any additional comments?

We truly enjoyed using this guide while visiting Burma. It is simple and good for anyone who loves to travel. Another informative and accurate travel guide

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Listening while lying in the bed was awesome!

What made the experience of listening to Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide the most enjoyable?

Well I know now what to do and where to go in Burma

Who was your favorite character and why?

Character?

Which scene was your favorite?

Most of it

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not sure

Any additional comments?

Great guide for anyone going to Myanmar and need a reference like this.

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Time to visit Burma Myanmar!

What made the experience of listening to Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide the most enjoyable?

The part on where you will learn everything you need to know on how you can enjoy your travel in this beautiful place

Who was your favorite character and why?

Character?

Have you listened to any of Kevin Kollins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nope

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope

Any additional comments?

This helped me better understand my country of birth, after my long absence and overdue return.

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Two books, one advertised and one hobo hitch hiker

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This was really a WTF compilation. The first hour is about traveling in Burma and then it abruptly ends and goes straigt into a martial arts training in Thailand. I really (no joke) assumed that the audio recording got messed up. Imagine listening to a book on economics and then have it break into broccoli farming! I'm still not sure what this was about, but unless your into BJJ training in Thailand, you will almost certainly be disappointed.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The less than an hour on Burma was okay, but nothing stellar. I probably would have purchased just for that, but felt like much had still been left out, there was nor heart in it, it was pretty sterile. The narration was good, the problem was the content.

What about Kevin Kollins’s performance did you like?

Competent narrator with bad material.. there is only so much he could do.

Did Burma, Myanmar Travel Guide inspire you to do anything?

Yes, write a scathing review.

Any additional comments?

Take up martial arts training prior to reading.

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The best!

I was living in Thailand for half a year and I always wanted to visit Myanmar. So one of my next year goal is to go there! With this book I've learnt so much about the culture, the food and the sights! I think I want to visit Bagan the most, but I'm also interested in the white water rafting stuff and surfing too. Absolutely recommended!

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Informative

It can be stressful visiting a new place; not knowing where to go, what to eat, wondering if you are going to miss the best attractions, etc. That is why picking up a good travel guide is important because a good guide ensures that you make the best out of your trip. I grabbed this guide while I was preparing for a trip to Myanmar. It truly did point out several hidden gems that I would have missed on my own. If you are planning a trip to Myanmar, do yourself a favor and grab this guide.