This was a place that gave me great hope for its people and fear for the ignorance and folly of mankind. To see up close and personal how a few ignorant and evil men could destroy a nation … struck me with horror and anger that such individuals can be termed as Human.
Yet the people are so warm and welcoming. The people have so much hope after all they have been through. Burma is untouched by the modern world and the Internet has only just started to become available in the country. there are major issues with power and infrastructure and the country will have decades of work ahead to join us in the 21st century.
The monuments and temples of Bagan, located in the north of the country, is what Burma means to me. Temples of incredible age which at times rival Angkor Wat. Yet these temples impart the greatest gift of all which is solitude. There were practically no tourists in the areas I went to. I could walk around the structures alone and feel as though I was Indiana Jones discovering for the first time.