Burma - Opening and Change

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Dates 7 Nov '12 to 30 Nov '12

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 300 - 500 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Burma - Opening and Change

Burma (Myanmar) is finally opening up - truly. Yes, you could travel there before, but never freely.

but now...the USA is dropping economic sanctions, Aung San Suu Kyi just received a Congressional medal in Washington DC, met with President Obama in person, and is now a member of the Myanmar Parliament. There is change there, finally, after years

is it enough?...there is only one way to find out! I'll be in SE Asia and i think its time to go, and perhaps help make some positive change to the country.

No tourbooks - they are unreliable and constraining. I don't want to do tours because, too often, the money ends up in the hands of the Government or military. so we'll have to go by ear, listen to others, and discover the old fashioned way. Low-budget of course - the estimates are on the high end, i expect to spend no more than $15 a day.

im not interested in partying/drinking/etc...more in seeing the change happening in the country, learning about its history (ive read several books on Burma), the religion (i'm Hindu/Buddhist) and most of all, meeting its people and learning from their experiences.

anyone interested??

Burma - Opening and Change

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excinit excinit
United States of America
 

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msus1

Countries

Southeast Asia

Highlights

  • no Coke or Mcdonalds
  • Culture
  • History
  • Social Change
  • Mandalay

Activities

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Backpacking
  • Volunteering