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A mysterious land unveiled. Burma

Its political isolation ended, Myanmar yet remains a land of little-known cultures and peoples. Those with a curiosity to know more will find much to enjoy in Burma...

Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon

Signs of Change: Traveling through Burma

Text & Images by: Willem van Gent January is Indo-China month at Latitudes. Willem van Gent and Willy van Rooijen are a Dutch couple who traveled through Burma....

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The Changing Face of Burma

By: Gabrielle Yetter January is Indo-China month at Latitudes. With one hand balanced on the steering wheel, our driver, Thura Thein, fumbled in his pocket as he drove...

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The Stranger (a Short Story)

By: Carlo Convertini I always knew I’ve been at ease in the ever-changing role of the stranger: he who’s always coming from a mystic and distant place called ...

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A Schengen Visa for Asia

The team behind evisaasia.com are based in Malaysia. It all started when the team began developing an online visa system for the government of Cambodia 6 years ago....

Steinzug Waw Sa by Keith Lyons

Myanmar’s food

By: Keith Lyons After decades of isolation, Myanmar is opening up to the rest of the world. Virtually unknown outside South-East Asia, Myanmar's cuisine is now being...

Aung San Suu Kyi in 2011

‘The Lady’of Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi

By: Diana van Oort Aung San Suu Kyi is without a doubt the most iconic Burmese politician. As the Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for...

The Moustache brothers perform in their makeshift theater, By: Diana van Oort

The Moustache Brothers: Burma’s Comedy Trio Keeps on Cracking Jokes against the Grain

By: Diana van Oort Humor and totalitarian regimes don’t go well together, something the Moustache Brothers from Burma can attest to The Moustache brothers are a ...

Elephants made of paper and bamboo in Myanmar, By: Julia S Ferdinand

Elephant Dance Festival Myanmar

The Elephant Dance Festival lasts for two days and takes place in Myanmar. Life-size paper elephants with two people inside dance and sing throughout the city. The...

Naga from Burma, By: Raj Kumar

The Naga Festival

By: Maya Liem Every year on January 15th the Naga people, living in Myanmar, celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival, known as Kaing Bi. All Naga tribes in Myanmar send...