Visiting-Burma

Visiting Burma

Welcome to Burma, with a thousand golden temples, 500,000 monks and a million smiles.

I’ve always wanted to travel to Burma but felt uncomfortable visiting a country renowned for its cruel military dictatorship. However, with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and several hundred political prisoners, coupled with the reforms introduced by the new government, I decided the time was right. My wife, who travelled to Burma previously in 1987, accompanied me on this Asian adventure, and we expected to see a country that had changed like the rest of south-east Asia. How wrong we were; it was like stepping back in time.

Travelling by road is pretty tough and our backpacking days are behind us, so we opted to…

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