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Welcome to the Bamboo Travel blog where we post our latest news and travel ideas. Please use the filter below to find articles relevant to your interests, and please come back regularly to be kept abreast of the very latest developments in Asia.

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National Kandawgi Gardens, Pyin Oo Lwin
02/07/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
Continuing our focus on Myanmar, we’d like to direct the spotlight onto points north and east from Mandalay, tracing the British-built Burma Road up to China. 
Padaung lady in Banphet village
25/06/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
As Myanmar continues its slow and steady process of opening up to the world, we can expect to see numerous areas - formerly an outright no-no for foreign tourists - become available for exploration. One such is the Kayah state capital Loikaw, home to some fascinating tribal areas and the midway point of a fantastic loop from Kalaw and up through to Inle Lake.
Turmeric and dried fish, Sittwe Market
11/06/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
A journey to Rakhine State, in the west of Myanmar, is a fascinating affair taking in fishing villages, ancient ruins and landscapes that really haven't changed much in the last 50 years. As the plane touches down in Sittwe you know things are different as you walk across the tarmac into a tiny arrivals hall where your luggage is brought to you by one of a bevy of ‘tip hungry' local porters. 
The long beach at Ngapali
02/06/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
‘I do like to be beside the seaside' is a song made popular during the last vestiges of the music hall era. Its catchy sentiment still rings true today although many of us now tend to look for our beach thrills overseas, rather than on the English sands of Blackpool or Clacton on Sea.
Lake Toba at Sunrise
15/05/2014
Bamboo Team Travels
One of the Bamboo Travel team (Ewen) recently returned from a research trip to Sumatra's Lake Toba, and loved the relaxed atmosphere of Samosir Island.
Top Tour Operator Award for 2014
03/03/2014
General Articles
We are delighted to report that Bamboo Travel recently won the ‘Best Tour Operator' category in the Wanderlust Magazine Awards for the second time, with an overall approval rating of 100%.
Island-hopping in Honda Bay
08/01/2014
Philippines News
With over 7,000 islands stretched over an area of nearly 300,000 square kilometres, the default mode of transport in the Philippines is on the water. Two new options have emerged to explore this expansive tropical archipelago.
Cycling, Mount Hehuan
23/12/2013
General Articles
Taiwan is one of Asia’s best kept secrets and its stunning natural beauty makes it a superb destination for the active traveller and those who love the great outdoors. We've put together a brand new tour showcasing the best the Ilha Formosa has to offer. 
Elephant Trekking near Kalaw
13/12/2013
Myanmar News
Following the broadcast of the BBC Wildlife documentary 'Wild Burma', we have put together a specialist adventure tour taking in the very best wildlife opportunities currently available in Myanmar.
20/11/2013
General Articles, Bamboo Team Travels, Sri Lanka News
Sri Lanka is home to a bewildering array of creatures great and small, land-lubbing, airborne, and subaquatic. Its remarkable range of climates and eco-systems have left the Pearl of the Indian Ocean with such variety in wildlife that it requires numerous national parks in which to keep them all! 
Hawker centre in Penang
14/11/2013
Food & Drink, Malaysia News
Malaysia is arguably one of the most ethnically diverse countries on the planet. The three main groups are native Malays, Han Chinese, and Indian. All are fiercely passionate about their own cuisines, and tourists can richly indulge in an endless variety of intoxicating food. 
Wat Arun, on the banks of the Mekong River
07/11/2013
Thailand News
Second in our series of 5 Things to Do is Bangkok. The hub of all things Southeast Asian, and truly one of the world’s greatest, and most exciting, cities.