Burma(Myanmar) in April

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by redyelruc, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    OK, so I have a couple of weeks free in April and I want to head to Burma. The thing is, I don't want to support the brutally oppressive military regime over there. So, I'm unsure as to whether I SHOULD go ir not.

    Would you travel there given the chance, or would the politics of the country stop you from going there?
  2. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    absolutely. but don't take a camera. one of my dad's friends had a very nice camera confiscated because he was taking pics that were too "topical."
  3. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    I don't own a camera so I should be cool.

    Anyway I remember the video of the japanese reporter being murdered by the police there for taking photos of the monks protests a while back. I'll just ask my friend to bring her camera.

    But really, there are seperate reports from people. Some saying that your money spent while travelling will support the regime and others saying it will support the common man. I'm fairly sure that if I have the money, I will go though.
  4. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    if you're being careful, likely the cash that you hand someone will stay in their pocket and not be taken by someone else. i'd consider it interesting enough.
  5. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    You're right I'd guess. I really want to go there because, of the surrounding countries, it is the least touristed. I also would like to see for myself the effects of a 40 year military dictatorship.
  6. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    it'd be freaking fascinating. i'd love to see it.
  7. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    I would most definitely go.
  8. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    did we not learn anything from rambo last year?
  9. lode

    lode One Man Orgy HipForums Supporter

    I have friends in Rangoon, without a doubt.
  10. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    I'm hoping to celebrate Songkran there. Have to collect the funds first.
  11. lode

    lode One Man Orgy HipForums Supporter

    That'd be a blast. I had a summer of authentic Burmese meals cooked for me.

    A lot of spicy fish. :biggrin:
  12. Carlfloydfan

    Carlfloydfan Travel lover


    Maybe bring some food/supples from Thailand with you? To limit the chances of supporting this regime?

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