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The Alternative Guide

Elena Jotow, Nicholas Ganz

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Unrivalled insight into this guarded, largely unexplored country, packed with specially taken photography


Elena Jotow and Nicholas Ganz’s candid guide to troubled but beautiful Burma offers a refreshing, often trenchant insight into its turbulent history and presents struggles as well as its most impressive sights and the remarkable warmth of the Burmese people.

For travellers, would-be travellers, and anyone curious to know more about this wonderful country and the vitality of the people's resistance to the current regime, this book is required reading.

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'No ordinary travel guide …a must read'

'Generously illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this is essential reading for anyone visiting - or considering visiting - Burma'
Real Travel

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm

Extent: 200 pp

Publication date: 6 April 2009

ISBN: 9780500287873

Contents List

Burma at a Glance • Past and Present • Rangoon Division • Arakan State • Mandalay Division • Kechin State • Shan State • Karen State The Hidden Reality • The Struggle for Freedom • Burma in Exile

About the Author

Elena Jotow is partner to Nicholas Ganz and is a fervent advocate of the pro-democracy cause of the people of Burma.

Nicholas Ganz, aka keinom, is a German graffiti artist, writer and photographer who has travelled worldwide documenting graffiti art. He has published multiple titles with Thames & Hudson.