Sanctions against Burma may remain in place for some time, since they are the trump card to push for further reforms.
It was part of what made travelling around countries like Burma and writing guidebooks about them so much fun.
Burma is now Myanmar, Rangoon is Yangon, Prome is Pyay and Pegu is Bago.
Muslims from an obscure ethnic group in western Burma have become targets of vicious Buddhist mob attacks.
Many people said he was exaggerating, and he has been barred from returning to Burma.
I have a Burma cheroot from a very precious supply of a kind-hearted subaltern here from Burma.
This mine is far away in the north of Burma, almost on the Chinese border.
He was on most friendly terms with the Chinese in Burma, and could trust himself to them without fear.
And in Burma it was only the supreme government, the high officials, that were very bad.
There is no pagoda or shrine in Burma around which is not found a large number of these images.
Republic in Southeast Asia, now officially known as Myanmar, bordered by Bangladesh, India, and the Bay of Bengal to the west; China to the north and northeast; Laos and Thailand to the east; and the Andaman Sea to the south. Rangoon is its capital and largest city.
Note: Under British control until 1948, it then became an independent republic.
Note: During World War II, the Allies and Japanese troops fought intense campaigns over control of the Burma Road, a vital supply link between China and India.
Note: Run by its military in the 1970s and 1980s, Burma saw its economy decline. Free elections in 1990 were won by the main opposition party, but the military government refused to relinquish its powers.