Burmese Days

I posted a little bit earlier about a ruin in Burma
that’s getting an artificial face lift from the ruling junta there and how scientists and academics are all bent out of
shape about it. But I have to admit a certain fascination with Burma aka Myanmar. Years ago I lived in Bangkok and
Burma was this place that very few people went. There was an allure for that reason. But it was also very expensive to
get in because of the junta’s control over every aspect of life. Well, as
this story describes, things are not
that different even today. The junta remains in control and remains an ominous and eerie authoritarian presence. But
the writer makes note that Burma is caught in something of a time warp, which does make it an ideal place for engaged
travelers intersted in off the beaten path places.