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…….