Yangon known for its secondhand book stalls as well as golden pagodas

MENTIONING elephants is a big mistake. It’s how, on a trip to Myanmar, I come to be known as the Elephant Man. It all begins late one afternoon in Yangon, the delightfully decrepit capital of a former hermit nation that’s opened up to the outside world and on its way to becoming South East Asia’s […]

Multimillion Dollar Bagan Balloon Industry Caters to Foreigners

According to official statistics from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, 17,802 tourists rode balloons in Bagan in 2014, up 56 percent than 2013’s figure of 11,362. Earnings for the industry also went up from $3.1 million in 2013 to $4.23 million in 2014, ministry data shows. Foreign tourists make the bulk of the hot […]