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Posted on 24 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
George Orwell’s Myanmar: Burmese Days
Myanmar (Burma)
Colonial era
Cultural
History
Off the beaten track
Ninety years ago, George Orwell served in the Indian Imperial Police in Katha, Myanmar. His experience left him utterly disillusioned and he quit the imperial service in 1927, returning to England to write full time. The injustices and hardships he witnessed in Katha inspired his 1934 novel Burmese Days which offers a scathing critique of imperial society. Orwell’s Myanmar is a sprawling mass of rivers and winding roads: “forests, villages, monasteries, pagodas” as far as the eye can see. Adopting the fictional name of Kyauktada, imperial Katha is portrayed as a hotbed of intolerance; clashing societies against a rural backdrop of South East Asia.

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Kati Taylor
Rio de Janeiro: an Olympic City
Brazil
Colonial era
Cultural
Wonders of the world
As the first ever South American Olympic host and winning more golds for their country than ever before, Brazil made history recently - and it’s finding its way onto the TravelLocal platform. With its vivacious culture and infectious carnival spirit, this unforgettable country is sure to bring a smile to even the most seasoned traveller’s face. As the Paralympics draw to a close, and we create itineraries ready for launch, we examine what makes Rio de Janeiro so special and why you should visit this vibrant, colourful city.

Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
One Day In Phnom Penh...
Cambodia
Colonial era
Cultural
Phnom Penh is a fantastic city - exciting, chaotic, full of life, and with a character very much its own. But it can also be overwhelming for the first time visitor. So where do you start? We have put together our perfect Phnom Penh day to help you on your way...

Posted on 31 May 2016 by Huw Owen
The Allure Of Northeast India
India
Colonial era
Cultural
History
Walking/hiking
5 reasons to visit India's North-East

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