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Good introduction to Myanmar - not so good for travel information
on September 21, 2013
This a a good book for pre-trip planning, as it is well written, inspiring and evocative.
Not so good is the travel information, which is generally lacking, making it less practical to take with you to Myanmar.
This is aimed at mid-level to high-end accommodation, so not so much a backpacker's book. The tone of the book is a little too nostalgic. Things change. Myanmar has changed. So in some parts the author's opinion or experiences color the book too much, as if to say 'I have been there before you, and had more authentic experiences than you will ever have if you go now'.