jaimie (jaimiek_133) wrote,
jaimie
jaimiek_133

Hello world. I’m going to Myanmar… formally known as Burma. It’s a dictatorship. A guy was arrested for making a joke about his TV, now he’s in jail for 5 years. There are no ATMS. It cost 12$/min to call internationally (supposedly). There are computers AND internet though. Weird.

I’m so excited to go there! Before, I knew nothing about it. Now we’re learning and I’m stoked. It’s the Buddhist capital of the world. It’s isolated, with only 6000 visitors a year, so they’re going to be happy to see us (the people not the dictatorship). There’s a lot of controversy about us going because on the one side – they’re so isolated that people like visitors and it helps break down the dictatorship a little. On the other, everything is tied to the government so we’re basically supporting the government (financially). And it’s the biggest producer of Opium in the world – and the main producer of heroin for the US – so the gov’t is also tied to the huge drug thing… so we’re making it possible for you guys to shoot up.

Um, I have class. Basically I’m stoked.

P.s. I’m spending way too much money and I think my Dad’s going to shoot me. I don’t want to be broke when I get back. I don’t want to be broke when I get back. I don’t want to be broke when I get back. I don’t want to be broke when I get back. I don’t want to be broke when I get back.
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Dear Best Friend,

Thanks for the heroin.

Love,
Mackenzie