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Gap Year in Burma

Only the most determined get to Burma, where travellers are strictly monitored and sometimes – especially if they look like journalists – denied access. Despite a democratic election in the 1990s, Burma is ruled by an authoritarian military regime, which has been declared guilty of many human rights abuses.

However, tourist income also benefits local communities, who are openly pleased to greet visitors. An international presence keeps the country from becoming isolated, which in turn will probably help stop violations of the Human Rights Act.

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