Burma is a country that has been under a military dictatorship for the past 50 years. In the past couple of years due to political changes within the country and the release from house arrest in 2010 of the leader for democracy Aung San Suu Kyi, there are signs in the major cities of Rangoon and Mandalay that Burma is on the brink of change. However in the countryside, life is still as it was 50 years ago. And the wonderful Burmese people with their smiling faces, despite their hardships, look forward to a more prosperous future.