Articles Tagged ‘Burma’

Softened Stance on Travel to Burma Leads to Boom in Tourism

Softened Stance on Travel to Burma Leads to Boom in Tourism March 15, 2012 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
If you were thinking about heading to Burma during your next vacation, you aren’t the only one. It turns out that everybody and their mom has decided to hop on flights to the country since Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the democratically elected Burmese government, softened her stance on...

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World May 20, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured | Read More
When westerners hear “body modifications”, hardcore kids with stretched earlobes and assorted nose rings may come to mind. Think again! Traditional cultures around the world still practice body modification that seriously puts our punks to shame. Although many of these practices may seem...

NileGuide 5 with Jeremy Kressmann of Gadling

NileGuide 5 with Jeremy Kressmann of Gadling April 7, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features writer Jeremy Kressmann. Best-known for his contributions at travel site Gadling, Jeremy spent the last five months winding his way through Southeast Asia. Another favorite theme of his writing is forgotten spaces, a recurring topic of his year-long Undiscovered...

The World’s Most Underrated Destinations

The World’s Most Underrated Destinations December 23, 2009 | Around the World | Read More
For those of you who follow our regular NileGuide 5 interview series, you know that for the last half year we’ve been interviewing noteworthy travel writers and bloggers about their best travel tips, weirdest experiences and most underrated destinations. Looking for a vacation inspiration in the...

NileGuide 5 with Leif Pettersen

NileGuide 5 with Leif Pettersen December 9, 2009 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features travel writer Leif Pettersen. In 2003, Pettersen was ‘Kramered’ into abandoning a nine-year, idiot-proof career and becoming a homeless traveler writer. He has lived for extended periods in Spain, Romania and Italy (and speaks all three languages...