The Bamboo Traveler

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Welcome to The Bamboo Traveler, a travel and book blog dedicated to helping you dig deeply into the history, heritage, and culture of a place. Whether it’s through the pages of your passport or the pages of a good book, I’ll help you travel the world, uncovering the history, culture, food, architecture, and natural beauty of some of the world’s most fascinating places.

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En Vía Oaxaca Tour Review: Is It Worth It?

En Vía Oaxaca Tour Review: Is It Worth It?

Looking for a unique tour during your trip to Oaxaca? Fundación En Vía Oaxaca is a microfinance tour that takes you to visit female businesses in the villages around Oaxaca City. At US$90, the tour is expensive. so, you may be wondering whether it's worth it. In this...

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Best & Worst Books on Myanmar

Best & Worst Books on Myanmar

If you’re looking to read up on Myanmar before your trip, here’s a list of 14 books that I read before, during, and after my trip. If you only have time for two books on Myanmar, then read The Glass Palace and The River of Lost Footsteps. Both of...

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BEST Books on Guatemala: Read Before You Go!

BEST Books on Guatemala: Read Before You Go!

“I’d never heard of this bloody place Guatemala until I was in my seventy-ninth year.” – Winston Churchill I spent the last three years traveling around and living in Central America and Mexico, and during that time I’ve read 18 books about Guatemala. Before I even...

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Best (& Worst) Books on Colombia: Read Before You Go!

Best (& Worst) Books on Colombia: Read Before You Go!

Looking for books on Colombia for a future trip to the country? Or are you just interested in learning more about Colombia from the comfort of your own home? In this post, I'm going to share with you a list of 30 of the best (and worst) books on Colombia that I have...

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