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Budget Burma Travel Guide: Backpacking Myanmar [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Williams , Meagen Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

This book is designed to meet the needs of the independent budget backpacker travelling to Myanmar.

What to expect from this guide?

* 40,000 words of concentrated information that will answer all your major questions and help you travel through the fascinating land of the Burmese people.

* The latest information for 2013/14 to help you navigate this rapidly changing country. With the kindle version you will also be eligible for periodical new updates free of charge.

* Our information will be invaluable to you if your budget is set between $15 (£11) & $80 (£55) per person per day.

* A variety of guesthouse options, including many that aren't in the major guide books (and hence are less busy & better value!)

* Budget busting tips, maps, packing advice, foodies guides, transport info, etiquette, currency information, attractions (both major and off-the-beaten-path) and much more.

* As well as featuring all of the major destinations, we investigate the road less travelled so you can stay off the tourist trail if you choose.


About Burma:

Burma is becoming increasingly geared for tourists and this is pushing prices up.

Right now however, it is still very much an un-jaded destination with untouched scenery and welcoming local people. With a little knowledge, you can avoid the tourist traps and have a great adventure both safely and cheaply.

There are some "must-sees" and some rarely seen gems. We include a wide selection of both so you can make your own path.


In Depth Destination Guides Included:

Yangon
Mandalay
Bagan
Inle Lake
Pyin oo Lwin
Hsipaw
Bago
Kalaw
Kyaukme


Essential Information for Minor Destinations:

Mrauk-u
Mawlamyine
Monywa
Pathein
Ngpali Beach

And others.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3801 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Vitalized Media; 1 edition (7 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DOD52ZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #122,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic up-to-date information 2 July 2013
By Paz
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really useful information! And finally a book that has up to date information for locations all over Myanmar - well worth downloading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very simple to use.Bang up to date.Love it.Cannot wait to use it in Burma!!!! I hope that I can hook up ok.
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete, too expensive and rarely useful, but... 21 Mar 2014
By Renate van der Vaart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you're looking for cheap accommodations this guidebook might help you although it's already out of date. On their website the authors (or copiers, because a lot! of information has been copied and pasted directly from wikitravel.) promote this book in a very positive way and they dare to call themselves serious competition for lonely planet e.o. I disagree with this, as I said a lot of content is copied, incomplete or just handled to easily by the authors. For example, at some of the 'eating' sections the authors just let you go with "because there's too many restaurants to try we cannot give you any recommendations, just go out and try yourself" or something in this sense.
A guidebook is a book that should be there when you can't or don't want to find things by yourself and not let you down when you try to find for example a restaurant. If this book would have been free I would have been more positive but almost $8 for an incomplete and copied book is just a big rip off in my opinion. The few times that we found the book useful, it was better then the planet and that was good, but they should just be honest about what they sell so that people know what to expect when paying money for something.
2.0 out of 5 stars simple article not a book 16 Feb 2014
By raksfo - Published on Amazon.com
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Most background info pulled from Wikipedia. Get the same info and better maps from lonely planet. Didn't really see the value.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for budget traveler right now 10 Dec 2013
By Stephen A Bugno - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I used this guidebook for a week in Yangon and Bagan. It is very much up-to-date, something the other guidebooks can't match at this moment. It's also contains some excellent research by some travelers who were just there. Know that this guide is a low-budget one (it says so in the name!) so reading it will help you find the cheap places. It's also very oriented towards getting a meaningful, local experience, pointing out local eateries and explaining Burmese food. I hope the authors will keep this updated in the coming years, it seems they have a genuine love for the country.
5.0 out of 5 stars Up-to-date and very informative 30 Nov 2013
By GoetheMuse - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I gave it 5 stars simply because there is no full-length book as up-to-date. I would be nice if there were a paperback available, as it is available only in digital, which could be a problem if one's smart phone or tablet failed. But that is a subsidiary issue to the book's content.

Cheers and happy trails!
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are planning a trip to Myanmar, you need this book 10 July 2013
By lifeonashelf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hell, even if you are not planning a trip to Myanmar, you should buy this book and be inspired to go. Every thing imaginable you would need is in here. I also loved reading first hand experiences. It makes it seem more "real" than a typical guide book. You get the "well if they could do it...so can I!" feeling.
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