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Myanmar Lifts Newspaper Ban

The Burmese thaw continues.  In Myanmar, privately run daily newspapers once again hit the stands after being banned by late dictator Ne Win in the 1960s.


Now that Myanmar has opened its doors to tourists, we are beginning to see some intoxicating travelogues taking in the sights in the southeast Asian country, formerly known as Burma. Here’s one of the better introductions to Myanmar, from Patrik Wallner with Visualtraveling. The colors, the culture, the countryside are all reminiscent of neighboring Thailand, but everything looks less developed and commercialized. The visuals here are strong, and so is the accompanying music by Jean-Claude Vannier. H/T Kuriositas

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