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Burma, also known as Myanmar, has held an allure for adventurous travelers since it was opened up to tourists after decades of isolation and oppression. During her 15 years spent under house arrest, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged travelers to stay away, but now urges them to come see this exotic and unique land for themselves and witness the changes that are taking place. But are the promises of reform by the military backed government for real? Are the people of Burma finally free? And can their culture survive the onslaught of tourists and new development to come? Author and photographer Matt Sims travels across the length of Burma to find out. His journey by rail, river, and road across the country from north to south has resulted in a new travel book rich in humor, history, and keen observation. Includes photographs by the author. If you like the witty and sarcastic writing of Bill Bryson and Anthony Bourdain, you'll enjoy Burma: A Journey Across Time.
|Publisher:||Ates Media/Matthew Sims|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Matt Sims is an award-winning photographer and the Travel Editor of YELLOW Magazine. He is the author of Peaks and Valleys: A Solo Hike Across The Alps as well as Burma: A Journey Across Time. He has traveled to and written about many far-off destinations including India, Peru, Panama, Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Myanmar, and many others. His work has appeared in various media including CNN, YELLOW, Concho River Review, Sports Afield, and others.