Download Zone

Download Zone
Welcome to our download zone. Below are a few thumbnails for some of the documents available as PDF documents in our download zone. We have broken them down into 3 categories. Here’s a short description. 

The Leaping Lemur Travel Guides – these are guides that have been written by us and are based upon our own experiences in the region. These reflect the pages that are readily available on-line.

The Leaping Lemur Travel Blogs – as well as blogs about the sites that we and our readers have visited, there are also trip reports from different countries in Asia.

Other - these documents are also available for download FREE of charge from other websites, such as government sponsored tourist sites and other eco tourism sites. The benefit of accessing them from our site is that at times they are not available and we have already vetted these documents as travellers.

How to access the Download Zone
Consider how much time it has taken to gather the information that you have already viewed and respect our efforts by reading through the following options. We want to thank those of you that choose to Volunteer and your support will be recognised on our website, though of course anonymity is also an option.

Access Download Zone as a Volunteer!
Facebook – Blogs – Trip Report – Update Us – Flickr - Twitter
Volunteering and supporting The Leaping Lemur is so easy. Below is a list of ways that you can help us. If you feel that you can support us, then this is the choice for you!

Update Us What makes us better than other travel guides is that the information given is the latest available. That is only possible if travellers send us updates. This is so easy. If you’ve stayed at one of the many places we have listed, or visited a site, or taken a journey and the prices have changed or the contact details have changed, then email the correct information to us. No language skills needed – if you can read this, then your English is more than good enough to help us do this. Stayed somewhere we haven’t got listed, then send us the information by either photographing their business card or typing in the information on an email.

Trip Report These are a fantastic source of information for other travellers and generally attract more traffic on our site than any other form of communication. Even if English isn’t your first language, then you can send it in your native tongue and between us we will translate it before posting it on-line. We’ll take your information as well to up-date the latest guides both on-line and in our PDFs that other travellers download. Your post will then be available in your native language as well as English.

Blogs If you are already writing a travel blog then this is a great and easy way to help us. All we ask is that you reference us on your blog site and let us know about the blog so that Elli can visit and also comment. Simple! And if possible, we’d like to use one of your blogs to add to our library that is available. We will of course link this back to your blog site.

Facebook Like our page, join our group and share our posts! And on your return, share a picture or two from your travels!

Flickr If you’re already on Flickr, then join any of the many groups we’ve set-up for Asia. For more information about the different groups go to our Flickr page on The Leaping Lemur.

Twitter And how about following us on Twitter?!?!

Could it be any easier to help us? If you've another way to help then let us know.

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Share a comment and access us for free!

Simply share a comment on your facebook page and that helps us!

You will be directed to an Email window. If not, then email:

Access on-line content for free
No commitment or obligation to support The Leaping Lemur.
If don’t feel that you will be able to support our site in its growth or by supporting any of the number of selected charities, then we are still happy to share with you all of the content on-line for free.

This will take you back to our home page. 

  • A sample from our facebook page. Follow us for regular updates.

    Garden of Reflection,
    Chiang Mai, Thailand:
    There is no glory for a lazy person however good looking

    Krabi Thailand:

    Solitude and silent reflection seems to be moving with the times

    Almost Famous,
    Pai, Thailand:

    Toilet humour, bar humour and a great quiz.
    Posted 26 Jun 2013, 21:11 by Elli Murr
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  • Myanmar Charities: The Leaping Lemur Group
    There are no charges for receiving information on this site, because this is about sharing the latest information and not making money. That said, please take the time to look at some of the charities that we've highlighted beneath, and if you want to "pay" for the information you've downloaded, then look into some of these worthy causes.
    Elli xx

    The Burma Children’s Fund supports orphanages and pre-schools in various parts of Burma in order to provide shelter, health care and education for orphans and children. We will only support orphanages, clinics and pre-schools for infants and younger children where we know that the staff are dedicated and that the money they receive is spent on the children and for the direct benefit of the children. Children in Burma cannot control their own destiny and this is why our goal is “To Support their Future". [more] 

    Burma Campaign UK
     works for human rights, democracy and development in Burma.Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading Burma campaign organisations in the world. We play a leading role in raising awareness about the situation in Burma, and pressuring the international community to take action in support of the people of Burma. Founded in 1991, Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading Burma campaign organisations in the world. We play a leading role in raising awareness about the situation in Burma,  and pressuring the international community to take action in support of the people of Burma. [more]

     works with marginalised urban children and youth, their families and communities to become productive, independent citizens of their country. We do this by listening to and being guided by those who matter the most to us - the children and youth we work with everyday. Friends-International has been assisting marginalized urban children and youth across the world since 1994. We now run and support projects for these children and their families in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Honduras, Mexico, Egypt and Myanmar. Friends-International and its partners reach out to over 50,000 marginalised young people -particularly street children and youth – each year. We offer a range of comprehensive services as part of our holistic approach to assisting children and their families to improve their lives. [more]
    Compassionate Hands is a home-grown charity, founded by Snow Aye after the cyclone Nargis struck the southern delta region of Myanmar on 2nd May 2008. Since the start of Compassionate Hands, many people have volunteered to help realise various projects, ranging from emergency relief efforts after the Cyclone, to digging wells and helping children with AIDS. Many volunteers are from Myanmar itself, but also foreigners from other Asian countries, the United States and Europe are involved.... [more]
    Posted 27 Jun 2013, 20:17 by Elli Murr
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  • Myanmar: The true land of smiles?

    Powered by Noodles

    "Trip report March 2013" 
    Chelsea & Laim
     give us a factual report on Myanmar. Read there blog for the finer points and this report if you want the hard facts. Great report. [more]

    Time Travel Turtle
    "An unexpected journey to Twante"
    Michael Turtle 
    is a journalist turned traveller; and it is clear in his writing. One of the best travel bloggers we've ever read. [more]

    Pia Regan
    "Teaching English in Lasio"
    Pia really gives some inspiration to get off of the beaten path and to just get stuck in and help where you can. Thanks to Pia for allowing us to re-publish this blog. [more]


    Cycling in Inle

    "A return trip to Inle" 
    Daniel Fisher returns to Inle to take to the bike and investigate the local temples, vineyard and villages. [more]


    Back again!
    "Travellers report February 2013"

    Martin Clarke's second trip to Myanmar in 6 months and once again we're getting hard facts with a few opinions. Useful and solid information. [more]


    Honeymooning in Myanmar?
    "Travellers report February 2013"
    We weren't at the wedding but we're really pleased that we could help with their honeymoon planing. Thanks for the report. [more]










    Yangon City Calling!

    "Visiting Yangon but not the temples?"

    Wendy Merrett reflects on visiting Yangon again but without visiting the temples? [more]


    Maing Thuak Orphanage
    "Exploring the countryside of Nyaunghswe" 
    Steve Lyons takes a cycle ride of off the beaten track to visit an orphanage. [more]


    18 Days

    "A travellers report"
    Suzanna Clarke shares her 18 days of solo travel with us from December 2012.[more]









    Biking in Bago

    "A day trip from Yangon to cycle around Bago."

    Daniel Fishers's first proper blog took that many hits we managed to talk him into writing another one for us.

    City Maps
    The map for Bago follows the route described above for cycling. And now the "map man" is back from Myanmar all of our others will be updated soon.

    To go or not to go? 

    "Myanmar, or Burma as it's known in old money"

    Wendy Merrett writes about her thoughts about visiting Myanmar with the current political wranglings that
    pose a question for us all.


    Inle Lake, Myanmar 

    "Slouching kittens, Hidden (jumping) cats"

    Join Martin Clarke and friends as they take to the waters of Inle Lake for a day of fisherman, gardens, temples and some lazy cats... [more]

    Must see!

    Want to see the world through someone else's eyes, or at least their lens? Check out our Must see! pictures of Myanmar. [more]

    Trekking from Kalaw to Inle.

    "4 non-blondes on the way to Inle”

    Ruby Hood decides to walk to Inle rather than taking the bus? Two days and one night... [more]


    Posted 23 Jul 2013, 18:21 by Elli Murr
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Over 1,000 downloads of "A travellers Guide to Myanmar". 
We've had over 27,000 hits in just 7 months! For some, that's nothing, for the charities we support, approx. 2% of our visitors visit on.Which means all of our hard work is worth it. 

Thanks if you've visited one of  the many charities that we promote.

We're always working on our next update for Myanmar, but also busy writing for Thailand, Malaysia and getting ready to hit Cambodia! Can you help? 

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"Generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy and suffering"

This is all about giving something back to the people of the countries that we've visited, to thank them for the wonderful experiences that we've had. There are no charges for receiving information on this site, because this is about sharing the latest information and not making money. You'll also note, there are no pop-ups or sponsored links to businesses. So, please take the time to look at some of the charities that we've highlighted on our charities page, and if you want to "pay" for the information you've received, then look into some of these worthy causes. Otherwise we'd gladly accept any support to help keep this site alive.

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