How safe is travel in Myanmar and should we support it with our tourist dollars?

By Emily / 25 January 2018

“Should we continue to tour in Myanmar in light of the recent civil unrest?” This is the question that we at Stray have been wrestling with ever since the news broke last year of the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding against the Rohingya people along the remote western coastal border of Myanmar. We know Myanmar as […]

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Need to Know Customs and Etiquette in Myanmar

By Emily / 15 December 2016

“Different countries, different customs.” Before travelling in a new country it is always good to familiarise yourself with the local customs and etiquette. What we consider normal behaviour at home isn’t always perceived in the same fashion outside our borders. Myanmar is a country rich in culture, traditions and beliefs, and there are a few […]

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Stray New Zealand travellers digging at Hot Water Beach, Coromandel.

10 Things you didn’t know about Myanmar

By Emily / 3 October 2016

As Myanmar has opened its doors to tourism we’ve been able to get a glimpse at the life of the Burmese people. You probably know that watching the sun rise over the temples is Bagan is a ‘must-do’ and that you can’t miss visiting Inle Lake. You may even know that a lot of the […]

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How to get your Tourist eVisa for Myanmar (Burma)

By Emily / 16 February 2015

Adventurous travellers and backpackers are now able to see a whole new side of Southeast Asia, a side with no western shops or restaurant chains, a country considered “exotic, genuine and off the beaten track.” With the United States lifting trade sanctions, major corporations such as GE, Mastercard and PepsiCo have recently started investing in […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Myanmar Now!

By Emily / 12 December 2014

Places like Myanmar (Burma) are hard to find: long cut off from tourism, with English signs a rarity and traditional dress still the norm, even an average day here can feel like off-the-beaten-track travel. Whether you’re drifting past the leg-rowers of Inle Lake, delving into the ancient temples of dusty Bagan, or trekking into remote […]

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