Watch: Myanmar

Note: We had a difficult time deciding whether or not we should visit Myanmar, due to the ongoing Rohingya crisis in the region. We finally decided to travel this little visited country for one main reason: wars seldom represent the voices of all the people of a country. By people we mean the day-to-day workers, farmers, home-makers, shop-owners, and students. Coming from Sri Lanka, I (Kulani) have learned that wars are usually waged and orchestrated by politicians, religious groups, and/or the military… organizations that are not wholly representative of the people who just want to put bread on the table for their kids. We decided to visit to see these people for ourselves, and I’m so glad we did. The people of Myanmar are actually some of the nicest people we’ve ever encountered.

As always, be a conscious traveler: Take nothing, and leave nothing behind. Be conscious, be welcome! Read more about conscious travel here.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. We had the same struggle and also decided to go and were also glad we did. It’s an amazing country. And as a country that has been closed off to others for some times I think it is helpful for them to have some more exposure to those who are not from the country. Here is our photojournal of it 🙂 https://www.marriedwithmaps.com/10-days-in-myanmar-photojournal/

  2. It is disappointing to hear of such situations, sadly so is history, some people end up being the victims of politicians’ interests.

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