Burmese Daze

Monday, March 13, 2006

Off to Burma

This is intended to be the record of living inside one of the most closed, repressive political systems on Earth. Rather than being a record of travel, pictures and explorations, this is more of a sociological, anthropological and political portrait of a deeply controversial country. Even the name of the country is a matter of controversy: the generals changed the name to Myanmar some years ago, and their opponents often deliberately use the old British name of Burma as a subtle way of showing their contempt for the SPDC.

As the months progress, I hope to post various articles, snippets, facts and rumours about life in the country. I have always found that my preconceptions of a country are proven wrong as soon as I actually arrive, so I look forward to making my own discoveries over the course of my sojourn in Rangoon. (Or is that Yangon?)


At 7:10 PM, Blogger Derryck_Mimbari said...


If there is a way for you to contact me. I would be very grateful, and could arrange for us to chat secretly too.

Page me sometime soon. I want to keep in touch with the situation there!

Over & out!

Om Shanti.
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