Over the weekend I had a wonderful time reading my friend Carrie’s Lonely Planet’s South-East Asia on a Shoestring and feel thankful that she lent it to us. If you are out here inAsia it is a terrific read and it will only made you want to travel more. This summer I feel compelled to re-visit Indonesia, a country I traveled to on a school trip when I was 15. For some reason it will mean something to go back. I also enjoyed reading about Myanmar and did some research on Aung San Suu Kyi.
Kyi’s struggle is remarkable and touching. She has been on house arrest for over twenty years and has never been allowed to assume the duty of Prime Minster that the people democratically elected her to hold. She has been through many hardships and has been separated from her family throughout this time. However, her presence in Myanmar carries great meaning and she is a symbol of democracy and peace. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
I hope that Kyi and the people of Myanmar will some day be free…..