Myanmar (Burma)

Hot Air Balloons in Bagan

By Frances
On: 29th April, 2019

My Adventures in Myanmar

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Inle Lake
  • Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago

Myanmar may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times but looking beyond politics, this small-yet-mighty country has so much to offer. Not to mention that boycotting all travel to a country that relies so heavily on tourism would be disastrous for the vast majority of…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 12th February, 2019

Where To Go in March

  • Kenya
  • Seville
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Thailand
  • Svalbard
  • Bhutan
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana

March: a month typified by new-born lambs frolicking in fields, daffodils blooming and the start of it being socially acceptable to scoff Creme Eggs at all hours. But, lest we forget, March 2018 was, in reality, dominated by a certain Beast of an Easterly nature and its after-effects, which…

iceberg polar bear
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By Jess
On: 21st November, 2018

The Final Frontier

  • Antarctica
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Norway
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Australia

Space travel may be coming to a Virgin store near you in the not-so-distant future but there's really no need to start practising your zero gravity moonwalk when there is so much of good old Planet Earth left to explore. Space may be the final frontier (thanks for the soundbite, Captain…

indonesia forest sanctuary

By Emily
On: 9th October, 2018

Top Seven Experiences in Southeast Asia

  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • The Far East

Often synonymous with backpackers on their 'gap yahs', Southeast Asia is so much more than full moon parties and white sand beaches. This region is brimming with history, culture and delicious foodie delicacies, and we have put together a list of our number one experiences in each of our…

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By Jess
On: 16th February, 2017

The Best Destinations for a Last-Minute Holiday in 2017

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Guatemala
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Florida Keys
  • Morocco
  • Georgia

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous. While it's all very commendable to plan things months and years in advance, sometimes it's just wonderfully liberating to make a snap decision. Never more so than with…

Geyser in Gullfoss, Iceland
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By Jess
On: 9th September, 2015

Where We've Been in 2015

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • California
  • Mozambique
  • Portugal
  • Iceland

'Twas a crisp and icy morning on the 6th of January 2003 when Original Travel was officially brought into the world. Its mission? To make sure you have the most wonderful holiday experiences imaginable, down to the very last detail. And 12 years, 8 months, 3 days and a few hours later that…

Temple in Bagan
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By Guest blogger
On: 19th August, 2015

The Road, River and Runway to Mandalay

  • Myanmar (Burma)

They say we're often so focused on the destination that we forget about the all-important journey. And let's face it, when you're travelling to Asia in particular, not only is it a long old haul to get there, but the modes of transport when you're there are generally more interesting than…

U Bein Bridge in Manadalay in Burma at sunrise
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By Tom
On: 5th June, 2014

Best Places to Watch the Sunrise

  • Australia
  • Morocco
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar (Burma)

Seize the day! The early bird catches the worm!.. you get the picture, and if you can drag yourself from peaceful slumber, here's our top 5 places around the world to watch the sunrise.

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 24th July, 2013

Top 5 Hotels in Europe

  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Myanmar (Burma)

Planning a holiday to Europe but not sure where to stay? To help with your decision, I have created this list of what I believe are the top 5 hotels in Europe... Having lived in Spain I have always been passionate about Europe and the wonders it has to offer.

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 14th February, 2012

Most Romantic Holiday Destinations All Year Round!

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Finland

February is often associated with Valentine's day (cue rolling of eyes or whoops of joy), but we believe that romance can be celebrated all year round. Here are our top romantic holiday destinations to set the mood.