The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.
Here’s this week’s:
- Myanmar is getting lots of ink this week, with private newspapers returning after a 50-year absence. But for travelers eager to see a real slice of life in Yangon as the once-isolated country continues to open up to the outside world, a ride on the circular railway is a good way to go. @MatadorNetwork
- Welcome to San Antonio, where a can-do spirit pervades all the city has to offer. From world-class Tex-Mex eats to a bohemian arts district, this Texas town (okay, it’s the fifth largest city in the U.S.) has a come a long way since Davy Crockett made his last stand. @BohemianTrails
- Sydney. Melbourne. Brisbane. Cairns? In a vast country dotted with must-see cities, this northern metropolis may not be top-of-list. But for nature lovers seeking nirvana, the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef” is more than worthy of an extended stay. @FourJandals
- If it’s as fun to say as it is to discover, Jo’burg — what one blogger describes as “Cape Town’s cooler younger brother in terms of creativity” — could be just the ticket for travelers looking to push the artistic envelope. Find out what’s so special about Johannesburg. @we_heart
- In the not-so-distant past, the Balkans were almost synonymous with socio-political strife, with Albania cast as the “North Korea of Europe.” See how the once-tense border region separating Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro is fast becoming an “it” destination. @nytimestravel