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Burma aka Myanmar is an extreme country. Isolated for years from the world it recently opened its borders to the world and is featured as in Top 10 travel lists for 2012 and 2013 by many international magazines. The largest country in South East Asia is undergoing big changes at the moment and is becoming a little more transparent. The most famous person in and outside of Burma might be Aung San Suu Kyi, she was raised in Britain and called back to Burma years ago to lead the new political revolution to free the country . She was under house arrest by the government for nearly 20 years, which just ended a couple of years ago.
Today the country still lacks of infrastructure but the people are curious and open for change. "For the first time since long we look forward to what the future has to offer" a guesthouse owner told me in Yangoon.
If you look for information about Burma you will find a lot of information, a lot of good information but also a lot of old information, which isn't useful anymore.
This is an updated list of things you might want to take into consideration before visiting Burma as of September 2012.
They want to know, where you are from, where you are going, and your previous jobs. If you are a blogger like I am, I wouldn't recommend mention that you have anything to do with online journalism. Neither if you work for an NGO or do any governmental work, simply lie and tell that you are a student, or a mechanic, or whatever ... anything that doesn't sound like journalism or communications should be fine. You might risk a rejection.
If you travel to Myanmar from Thailand the best way to get your visa would be at the Embassy in Bangkok. There are two options for the tourist visa.
Normal processing (2-3 days): $ 30
Fast processing (1 day): $ 41 or 1290 thai baht
Applying for a Myanmar visa (2 weeks): $ 100 - Pre-arranged tourist visa on arrival issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar. Worth a try for those worrying about not having your passport back in time or if you wish to skip the trip to the Embassy. Click here to Learn How and WHERE to apply for a Visa to Myanmar .
Attention: If you want the fast processing you need to have a flight ticket for a flight in the next 24 hours. While I was standing in line I saw about three guys who had to run to an internet café down the street to book a flight for the next day to get the visa.
Thailand für Fortgeschrittene (German Edition)
Which documents weren't accepted?2006-02-19 11:41:03 by ---
If you say that the marriage is valid, then the documents must be the birth certificate. In Thailand, and many other countries, documents are routinely forged. If your wife's birth certificate appears forged, then talk to the Embassy about what documents they will accept, and get them.
For a student visa, she needs an I-20 from the school and proof that she can pay the school and all other expenses in the U.S., and a round-trip airline ticket. She also must prove she is returning to Thailand. If she is married to a U.S. citizen, that will be almost impossible.
Media: Time mag:"Where the 'Ladyboys' Are"2008-07-07 06:16:11 by austingeekgirl
Postcard from Bangkok
Where the 'Ladyboys' Are
Monday, Jul. 07, 2008 By HANNAH BEECH
Contestants in the transvestite beauty pageant, pause to be photographed prior to competition Saturday, May, 7, 2005, in Pattaya, Thailand. Transgenderism is common and widely accepted in mostly Buddhist Thailand, particularly in Bangkok.
Life can be complicated enough for members ...er at my local grocery store is rapidly transitioning toward womanhood. One of the Immigration Department officers who helped me re-new my work visa last year had both an adam's-apple and lavish mascara. Kathoeys star on T.V. soap operas and grace the catwalks, while an all- kathoey pop group called the Venus Flytrap plays the airwaves. Notable kathoey athletes include a kickboxing champion, ...
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