Back from Burma: The Situation Firsthand
// April 29, 2010
// Posted in Company, Industry, News, Uncategorized
As I continued along my Southeast Asia circuit, Burma also made headlines.
While celebrating the Thingyan water festival for the Burmese new year last week, a bombing took place in the former capital of Yangon (Rangoon), killing and injuring several people. This was an isolated incident and tourists were not the target of this attack. There is not currently widespread unrest or protesting in Burma and Absolute Travel operations countrywide remain entirely unaffected. Throughout my travels across Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, my main worry was having a bucket of ice-cold water poured down my back for the festival!
Here at Absolute Travel, we remain in constant communication with our contacts on the ground and we will continue to closely monitor the situation.
Stay tuned: a photo recap of my adventures in Burma and Thailand to come!