For all those who have wondered why so little new material has appeared, it’s because the day job has the GUARDIAN in Asia.
We paid a brief visit to Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma) where we stopped by Aung San Suu Kiy’s home. She was under house arrest for nearly 13 years, but it was hardly a cramped cottage. The walled estate at 54 University Road is next to the U.S. Embassy.
She offers “hope” to the impoverished nation, but is by no means a shoe-in. Everyone we talked to had a very specific “wait and see” attitude. She is on the front page of newspapers and draws rock star-type crowds–a far cry from Romney!
At the moment we have internet connection over breakfast on the beach at Koh Samui Island in Thailand. We visited a school and found that elementary kids are getting computer training.
The island is full of Russian, Swedish, and Aussie tourists who have Totally outstripped its capacity to offer infrastructure like sewer, water, and internet connections.
We will be back early next week.
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