Welcome to our travel blog. We are Tabitha and Nic. In 2011 we 'retired' in our early 40s and set off to travel the world. We spent our first year in South America and have been lucky enough to make two trips to Antarctica.

Our blog is a record of our travels, thoughts and experiences. It is not a guide book, but we do include some tips and information, so we hope that you may find it useful if you are planning to visit somewhere we have been. Or you may just find it interesting as a bit of armchair travel.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Burma or Myanmar?

Since we saw that Burma had officially changed its name to Myanmar, we have tended, when telling people where we are going, to use Myanmar, but then add Burma as well because the new name is not that well known.

But then we have heard that, whilst the Military Government changed the name to move away from the old English one, apparently Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, has opposed the change.  And as we are generally supportive of her party and its stance against the current ex military government, we are tempted to revert back to calling it Burma.

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