We’re happy to support our Travel editor Matt Sims on his latest book about Burma.
Burma, also known as Myanmar, has held an allure for adventurous travelers since it was opened up to tourists after decades of isolation and oppression. During her 15 years spent under house arrest, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged travelers to stay away, but now urges them to come see this exotic and unique land for themselves and witness the changes that are taking place. But are the promises of reform by the military backed government for real? Are the people of Burma finally free? And can their culture survive the onslaught of tourists and new development to come? Author and photographer Matt Sims travels across the length of Burma to find out. His journey by rail, river, and road across the country from north to south has resulted in a new travel book rich in humor, history, and keen observation. Includes photographs by the author. If you like the witty and sarcastic writing of Bill Bryson and Anthony Bourdain, you’ll enjoy Burma: A Journey Across Time.