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Sampan Travel's 'Beyond the Chindwin' Tour
Myanmar, November-December 2023
Sampan Travel have some spaces on the 14-day tour with me to Burma this November/December.
This will be a tremendous tour, the first since covid and the coup in 2020. It will feature myself and the awesome explorer and travel writer Alex Bescoby. We will mix the seismic events of the 1940s with an understanding of today’s situation.
The tour begins in Yangon. We will explore the history of this city: its genesis from Mon fishing village to multicultural metropolis. We will visit the Rosewood and the Strand hotels, both colonial constructs occupied by Japanese forces once the British were kicked out of Rangoon in 1942.
From Yangon we will travel to Pyin Oo Lwin – HQ of General Mutaguchi as he drove his men to “March on Delhi” and take the fight to the British in Manipur and the Naga Hills. The tour will then turn south as the British Indian Army re-enters Burma: we will sail along the Ayeyarwady and see the Nyaung U river crossings at Bagan and explore the decisive battles of Mandalay and Meiktila.
The tour shouldn’t be missed! If you’d like to come, please contact Bertie Lawson just as soon as you can.
Full details can be found here.
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