If you believe everything you read, Myanmar – or Burma, as some prefer to call it – has been having its moment every year since its initial opening-up by the former military regime in 2011.



They are like chalk and cheese. London,the big city, versus Devon, the big county. Urban streets against the wide-open spaces of England’s pastoral ‘West Country’.



For a celebration of local culture over Chinese New Year, head to Shanghai for the festivities and fireworks that usher
in the Year of the Monkey. (more…)