At long last Burma’s time seems to have come, confirmed officially by William Hague’s visit, the first British Foreign Minister on Burmese soil for over half a century, and soon to be heralded by the pundits with the forthcoming film ‘The Lady’ featuring the extraordinary life of Burma’s great heroine, Aung San Suu Kyi. BBC journalists are even being allowed back into the country. And not before time.
For those of us who have visited this beautiful, friendly, welcoming, tragic country, Burma’s pariah status for so long has been a crying shame. The Lady’s blessing for travellers to now visit Burma combined with the junta’s cautious reforms are very much welcome. Let us hope that this is the true beginning of a new chapter in Burma’s esteemed history, rather than a false dawn.
Burma is one of the most magical countries I’ve ever been to, but the real stars are the people themselves. Go now before the crowds!
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