24 Aug 2009

Lost in the mountainous jungles of Burma…

Or at least as my friend told

24 Aug 2009

Or at least as my friend told me preparing for this upcoming trip tomorrow – “it’s a good possibility.” 


Mom, please skip this entry.


I’m headed out tonight for an overnight bus ride to northern Thailand near the Burmese (Myanmar) border.  I should be in country within 24 hours. By the way, “what in the world am I doing in Burma!?”  Better yet, for starters, “where in the world is Burma!?”




Take a look at the websites and you’ll quickly get a good idea of what’s going on in this impoverished, brutal, military-dictatorship:






Free Burma Rangers




Divine Inheritance




I don’t know what to expect really.  I’m not going with any of these groups.  I have gotten to learn a tiny bit about them and think they are really cool.  I’m going with Burmese/Thai friends – I’ll be the only white guy.  Think I can pass for Burmese?  Doubtful.  We’ll be visiting some churches, orphanages, and some hill tribes that rarely ever see foreigners venture their way.  Other than that – I have no clue.  I am crazy excited though – I’ve wanted to visit Burma for about 7 years, and the time is now!  I’ll write a full report after I get back with pics and videos.  More to come… 

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