Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) is located in Southeast Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand.

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Fast Facts About Myanmar

Myanmar
  • Population: 55,167,330
  • Capital City: Rangoon
  • Climate: Tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April)
  • Time Zone: UTC+6.5 (11.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
  • Language: Burmese
  • Country Code: +95

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Myths about Emerging Markets

Myths about Emerging Markets

Many emerging markets are actually in much better physical shape than the United States. So for instance, while people think of countries like Indonesia as being highly risky from a fiscal standpoint, Indonesia is actually on much sounder financial footing than the U.S.

Get into Emerging Markets This Year

If you want to increase your future returns while reducing your risk, you should add some emerging-market stocks to your portfolio. It may surprise you that adding riskier, emerging-market assets to a portfolio will reduce overall risk, but it shouldn’t. These markets do not move in lockstep with the U.S. market, which hit a series of all-time highs in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Explore the Lost World in Accessible Burma

In the bad old days of iron-fisted military rule, when I first arrived in Burma, tourists were restricted to seven-day visas, shunted into badlyrun government hotels and along a well-trodden, easily-monitored circuit. That consisted of Yangon, then the capital city, the wondrous temples of Bagan, the mystical Inle Lake, and the one-time royal seat of Mandalay.

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Four Days on the Eastern and Oriental Express, Out of Bangkok

If your idea of a dream vacation is traveling by train in absolute luxury, through some of the most romantic, historic and visually exciting cities in Asia, sampling the best local food along the way, then the Eastern & Oriental Express may be just the ticket.

Burma—Now Opening Its Doors to Tourists

Burma—Now Opening Its Doors to Tourists

For almost half a century, Burma—also called Myanmar—was ruled by an oppressive military regime. As a result, this sprawling Southeast Asian nation is renowned for its raw beauty.

Explore Burma’s Undeveloped Splendor—Before the Masses

Explore Burma’s Undeveloped Splendor—Before the Masses

For almost half a century, Burma—also called Myanmar—was ruled by an oppressive military regime. As a result, this sprawling southeast-Asian nation, renowned for its raw beauty, has remained relatively untouched by the globalized world—until now. With democratization under way following a recent political turnaround, Burma is opening up.

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Burma: The Last Asian Frontier

The Burmese story is pretty simple. There’s an economy of 60 million people that were shut off from the rest of the world and now the doors have opened. But what exactly will you find if you walk through them?

Burma: Pagodas, Monasteries and Enduring Smiles

Burma: Pagodas, Monasteries and Enduring Smiles

You’ve probably only heard about Burma for its political problems. The country’s had plenty of those in its long and fascinating history. But the political isolation of this former British colony is, today, the reason you’ll find old-style travel adventure here.

News And Notes From Around The World Mar2012

News and Notes from Around the World

Contadora Island is a 20-minute flight from Panama City. It is a watery wonderland straight out of the pages of The Beach. Forget about cars and taxis; everywhere worth visiting is a 10-minute walk away…

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News and Notes from Around the World

Contadora Island is a 20-minute flight from Panama City. It is a watery wonderland straight out of the pages of The Beach. Forget about cars and taxis; everywhere worth visiting is a 10-minute walk away…

Chiang Mai, Thailand: The Expats’ Retirement Dream

Chiang Mai, Thailand: The Expats’ Retirement Dream

I left the U.S. at the beginning of 2006. Before this, I had spent two years using my vacations to explore affordable countries in search of the ultimate retirement destination.

Exploring the Golden Land of Myanmar — a treasure trove of colonial architecture, beautiful people, pagodas, and ancient temples

US$1 equals 6.7 Myanmar kyat Myanmar, once called Burma, is a vast land bordered by Tibet, China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India, with more than 100 nationalities. It is divided into upper Myanmar, lower Myanmar, and the ethnic states. Entering Yangon, Myanmar’s capitol, was easy; the immigration queue was short, efficient, and fast. On the […]

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