I travelled in Myanmar in 2013, 2015 and 2016 when the Burmese people was optimistic about having a brighter future with democratic ruling. When we prepared for our first trip we were told not to discuss politics and don’t show images on Aung San Su Kyi, because it could cause problems for the Burmese we talked with. We were surprised that the taxi we took from the Yangon Airport has several pictures of the Lady posted around in the car.
Thought all our journeys we have met friendly people warmly welcoming visitor to the country. We tried to chose privately operated hotels, transportation, restaurants etc. in order to support individuals and not the government through their businesses as we thought this would be our way to support a democratic development of the country.
So of course it’s terrible to experience that the military again has overthrown the legal elected parliament and seized power through violent and murderous methods. I cannot recommend anybody to travel to Myanmar for leisure. Please wait until the democratic rule and abidance to human rights has found it’s way to Myanmar
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