Bamboo Travel blog

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.

Travelling the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Travelling the Ho Chi Minh Trail

18 September 2015 / Bamboo Team travels / Vietnam news / Laos news

The Vietnam War has left traces all over Vietnam and beyond, both visible and more subtle. One of the more dramatic legacies of this troubling period is the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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Sri Lanka's Esala Perahera

Sri Lanka's Esala Perahera

10 September 2015 / Bamboo Team travels / Sri Lanka news

The spectacular festival of Esala Perahera takes place over a 10 day period in either July or August (Esala). It is celebrated to honour both the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is kept in Kandy's famous Temple of the Tooth, and also the ‘guardian' Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and the Goddess Pattini. The origins of the festival date back as far as the fourth century AD when a tooth relic from the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka, from India, and offered to the Kingdom of Anuradhapura.

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Exploring Myanmar by boat

Exploring Myanmar by boat

14 August 2015 / General articles / Myanmar news

Burma may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of luxury cruises, but it is fast becoming Asia's premier river-cruise destination. The ever growing selection of cruises on offer mean that Myanmar is now able to rival and arguably surpass the variety of vessels found in India, China and nearby Indochina.

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