Saturday, 8 June 2013

Western Exceptionalism


In the "Just For Laughs" category we can't pass up another fun poke at Westerners Behaving Badly (or at least Silly) In Asia. As Burma continues to open up further and as tourism numbers increase at a stunning rate, it's only natural that backpackers and other travelers increasingly bring their own worldview and attitudes to a country that was once much further removed from such contact. While much of this is good news and new opportunities will abound for locals, it also means that esoteric youths get to go through a 45 minute yoga routine by the water cooler in a terminal as stunned Burmese custodians and local travelers look on...