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
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…