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Welcome to the Bamboo Travel blog where we will post our latest news and travel ideas. Please come back regularly to be kept abreast of the very latest developments in the Far East.

Mogok - one of Myanmar's true gems!

Mogok - one of Myanmar's true gems!

04 November 2015 / Bamboo Team travels / Myanmar news

In the hills about 5 hours drive north of Mandalay you'll find the sleepy city of Mogok. Known locally as ‘Ruby Land', it is the centre of one of the world's foremost ruby and gem mining areas. Until recently Mogok has been closed off to foreign visitors, but it is now possible to visit so long as you have a permit and are travelling with a guide (both of which Bamboo Travel will arrange for you).

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Shopping in Japan

Shopping in Japan

21 October 2015 / Japan news

Japan offers some of the most varied, interesting, and eccentric shopping one could possibly encounter. All manner of malls and markets can be found countrywide selling the flashiest electronics, the freshest produce, the zaniest fashion, or the most eclectic antiques. All available countrywide, if you know where to look!

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Exploring Beijing's Art Scene

Exploring Beijing's Art Scene

08 October 2015 / China news

A vibrant art scene may not be the first thing that springs to mind when considering China’s capital city. But under Beijing’s occasionally quite austere surface, there is an exciting world of art, music, theatre and culture waiting to be discovered. It is well worth stepping away from the imposing temples and imperial gardens for a moment and taking a look at a different side to Beijing.

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