"Beware the Great White Elephant" Myanmar (Burma) Favorite Tip by kenmerk

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  The Great Off-White Elephant
by kenmerk

Favorite thing: The last time I was in Burma (Dec 2001), all the local news was a buzz with reports a recently discovered "Lucky White Elephant". (the prime potent of good fortune). This sounded interesting, so I decided to make the sojourn to see for myself.

White elephant ??? HAAAAH!! The only way you could tell which one was white was because they put two of the darkest elephants on the planet next to the "White" one...

It seems whenever the local military junta gets in trouble, they like to parade out another lucky "white elephant", and everyone gets too wrapped up with this, and forgets what they were mad about....

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2003
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