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Chiang Mai area: Golden Triangle and Points North

Aside from trekking opportunities, many visitors make the northern run to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, to visit the Mekong area and Burma.  There is very little to see in the ancient capital of Chiang Rai, as ancient buildings have been plowed-under.  A few minutes north, in the Golden Triangle area, where Thailand, Laos, […]

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WoWasis asks: Should I visit or boycott Burma?

  With Burma’s reputation sullied by the ongoing and persuasive global reports of the actions of her military regime, and international calls for a travel boycott on the part of potential visitors, is it worth even considering going to Burma?  It depends on your philosophy and perspective.  WowAsis feels that intelligent, knowledgeable travelers get that […]

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