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bindannmalweg
post May 10 2009, 02:01 PM
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Hi folks!
Who's able to inform me about former Burma?
What has been happening since May 08 - and do travellers go there at all now?

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post May 11 2009, 06:35 AM
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I can assure you that travelers still go into Burma. The number has definitely declined though.

Check out the Canadian Travel Report

And also the U.S. Travel Report

Keep in mind that these warnings are just that and can sound a little more alarming then the situation really is but it's wise to read them and take what you will from them. I'd say there are certainly areas you shouldn't/can't go to and you will find more limited freedom compared to, say traveling in Thailand but Burma is well-worth a look around. I'd say it still offers an excellent cultural experience and is, in my opinion, the most interesting-and beautiful- SEA country to boot.


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post Jun 19 2009, 01:03 AM
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QUOTE(wakingdream @ May 11 2009, 06:35 AM) *

I can assure you that travelers still go into Burma. The number has definitely declined though.

Check out the Canadian Travel Report

And also the U.S. Travel Report

Keep in mind that these warnings are just that and can sound a little more alarming then the situation really is but it's wise to read them and take what you will from them. I'd say there are certainly areas you shouldn't/can't go to and you will find more limited freedom compared to, say traveling in Thailand but Burma is well-worth a look around. I'd say it still offers an excellent cultural experience and is, in my opinion, the most interesting-and beautiful- SEA country to boot.



What's going on in Myanmar? Lots!!!

It is a huge and fascinating country.

Do travellers go there - yes.

There are warnings - yes, but we are warned to be careful crossing the road - we still do it (but hopefully carefully).

There is a long running civil war with many ethnic minority people being killed - but those areas are off limits to you. The areas you can visit, I think you are very safe. And the people are very nice. And the culture and history is amazing.

The main Burman opposition group have called for a boycott of tourism - but that hasn't seemed to help anyone and further distances the regime from the outside world and seems to even help in the increasing Chinese influence in the country. Many Burmese do not agree with the tourism boycott and want foreigners to visit, spend money, make friends and find out for themselves about Myanmar. So you should research that a little and think about it.

There is so much to say about Myanmar - but mainly it is a fascinating destination that deserves consideration



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post Jun 28 2009, 12:33 PM
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I would LOVE to backpack through Myanmar. I think that would be an amazing way to see not only this beautiful country, but a lot of Asia.


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