Burma / Myanmar

When I hear the news about the military takeover in Burma it breaks my heart. 

I visited the country in 2012 as the political situation was beginning to improve. Aung San Suu Kyi had recently been released from house arrest and everywhere I traveled people wore buttons supporting her.

While there I witnessed many of the problems that emerge from being cut-off from the world: a non-functioning financial system, no software available in Burmese, difficulty in trading with other countries, to name a few.

The Burmese are gentle, friendly, hospitable people.  I hope they succeed in restoring democracy.