If you’ve spent any time traveling near a dictatorship, the following debate might be familiar to you. Some will say, “Yes, go to that country–spread the word of freedom and hear their stories to share with others. Support local entrepreneurs!” while others will say “Every dollar you spend there will directly support a repressive regime through taxes–don’t be a douche bag.”
I went to Burma a few years ago while living in Bangkok. I’ve tipped my hand to which side of the debate I fell on–what do you think?
Pictured are: political prisoners hand paving a road, a friendly sign in Yangoon (the capital), temples, men wearing tradition skirts (there’s surely a more appropriate term for their garb) and other treasure troves of this mysterious country.