How I almost met Aung San Suu Kyi and David Cameron


Shwe Dagon, Yangon Burma.


David Cameron visiting Shwe Dagon with Aung San Suu Kyi.


While visiting Shwe Dagon, I heard a rumor that David Cameron and Aung San Suu Kyi were on their way. My plan was to hang around until they showed up, and try to meet them. It was a historic moment and I wanted to be part of it.

After waiting for over an hour for their appearance, a security guard approaches me to tell me that Shwe Dagon is now closed.

The following is how our conversation went.

Me: I would love to see David Cameron.

Security Guard: It is closing time, you must go!

Me: David Cameron is my Prime Minister, I would love to meet him.

Security Guard: It is time for you to go!

Me: I’m English (This was a lie) and Cameron is my Prime Minister.

Security Guard: Mr. Cameron is our guest YOU ARE A TOURIST!!!  YOU MUST GO!!! (with a dismissive hand gesture)

Me: You don’t need to be so mean about it, I was just asking.

Afterwards I ran down stairs and tried to meet them before they entered Shwe Dagon, only to find out they just entered…….


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