Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Burmese Nights

Blackouts in Burma (Myanmar) are common and daily experience. As night sets in, Burma’s 50 million people just slips into the darkness for a minute until neon and low wattage lights powered by private generators and car batteries kicks in. It's dark, but not so bad. Streets lit by cooking fire from food stands creates unique mediaeval like atmosphere. People adjusted their life to this daily routine by now. Restaurants. hotels and business able run without disruption, even have air conditioning on.