Smart travel in Burma

I was recently showing my photos in one of Polish restaurants for travelers. It was on 16th March.
There were many questions regarding traveling in the country. People inquired if they can stay with the Myanmar overnight, sleep in tents, do “the standard things you usually do in South East Asia”. I was pretty sceptical about that and recommended to be careful and super respectful.
The day after I encountered the continuation of the story of Philip Blackwood, an ex-manager of one of bars in Yangon who was promoting the bar using an image of the Buddha in headphones. He was arrested in December and just a few days ago sentenced to two and a half years of prison with hard labour.

Burma is like no other Asian country! Think when you are there!

Burma Jails New Zealander for ‘Insulting Buddhism’ in Facebook Post

 

 

 

 

http://yangon.coconuts.co/2015/03/17/myanmar-court-convicts-all-three-defendants-buddha-bar-case

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