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Does it have ethical responsibility to go to Myanmar/Burma? - Yamamam Message Board
Last year's regime shift was what prompted me to make a journey at the end of December in the hope that things on the spot have improved. There are many places and there are still many at very reasonable rates - we haven't had a bad dining in Myanmar during our journey (and we've tried all kinds of places, from street cafes to fancy places, mainly for locals ) - in fact I'm already miss it!
My own personal experiences are that Bagan and Mandalay start running Thailand for their living, both for the hotels and for the meals. And we felt this openness and reluctance to talk in the places we were visiting - Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay. Until now I have not seen the kind of "invasion" that has brought Chinese/Korean/Western funds and tourists to Cambodia, virtually wiping out our indigenous population.
It' s clear that the Myanmar administration is learnt from the experiences of its neighbors, and some of the limitations it imposes seem to help maintain this (e.g. local people still make memorabilia, not the Made in China crap that floods all places of interest; no McDonalds -- anyway).
When you want your cash to go directly to the individual, you can try out what memorabilia (and there are so many good, all brilliantly performed crafts) they are selling. I' m just a little supportive of my last experiences.
Burma Luxury - Myanmar Vacation
In spite of years of isolating themselves and dictatorship, the Myanmar population has maintained a meekness and charms that many countries should mimic. Journey with like-minded individuals on our expertly guided group trip. Burma's present holiday season has pushed the facilities to the brink and we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to book in time.
There are few and the good ones are even rarer - so if convenience is important, talk to us a year before you want to go on vacation to Burma. When you arrive in Myanmar, you may be amazed to find tasty meals and good accommodation in many places.
We' ve never encountered anyone who hasn't come back from their Myanmar vacation with the best experiences. The first Myanmar vacation Paul has taken in many years - he first traveled to Myanmar twenty years ago and recently went on a Burmese one. While Joe's specialty is Myanmar's cultural and historical heritage, his true passion is hiking and biking in Shan State - an prolongation of your Myanmar vacation.