I'm planning to go to Burma Mid to end July. I've bought the Lonely Plant books and I'm in the process of arranging what I want to see/do. However I'd like to know if anyone has bought Rubies/Sapphires recently from there and their cost per carat. The best place to shop for them and if they have any contact information. Also I'm going by myself since my husband has prior work engagements. If there is another older women or couple who is traveling in Burma during this time I'd like to see if we are in the same vacinity at the same time. I'm just a little concerned about traveling alone in Burma and it would be nice to meet others there. Also I'd like to hear from other women who have travelled to Burma by themselves.