Beyond the Guidebook

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Toilet rolls, poisoned darts and Dead Sea muck: Humanitarian NGO volunteer, Verge correspondent and veteran traveller Mike Fuchigami on his version of international trade.

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Located in the Great Lakes district of East Africa this former British colony has pulled itself from a legacy of brutal military dictatorships, and stands as one of the success stories in the region. 

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Tourism in Burma is on the rise and it's not hard to see why—the land is diverse and beautiful and feels undiscovered. But there are serious ethical issues associated with travel to this country.

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There is much confusion regarding the official name of this South-East Asian country: some call it Burma, others Myanmar. So what is the official name of the country? Well, it depends...

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Zimbabwe is a stunning southern African country of sparkling lakes, forested mountains, abundant wildlife and fertile land. Unfortunately, these are not the reasons that the country and its president, Robert Mugabe have been in the news so frequently over the past few years.

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These days, the UK is full of visitors and with the upcoming London Olympics it's only going to get worse. Learn how to see the best the UK has to offer, while avoiding the crowds and making those loonies last.
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