Money, Money Money…

It’s definitely a rich man’s world here. Most people live in relative poverty, as with any developing country but find good stats to indicate it is a little trickier than is clear from the street. But the obvious run down feel of the city hides quite beautiful interiors and very pleasant living conditions, if you’re willing to pay over the odds. Accommodation has, in some … Continue reading Money, Money Money…

Near death experience or just another taxi ride…

Although I verge on the drama queen for this, my first experience of taxis in this part of the world has certainly been an interesting one.  Let me first start with the general state of cars in this country.  Myanmar has had a bunch of restrictive laws in place which stem the flow imported vehicles.  This is changing but the result in the country has … Continue reading Near death experience or just another taxi ride…

Finally! A visa!!

I have a visa… from broken printers to broken scanner to broken computer… It seems the Embassy got it all sorted so now I am 🙂 Now… did that travel agency actually confirm my flight or not?!  I’m now getting ready for the mini exhibit that I’m doing tonight (in a couple of hours…!) and looking forward to seeing friends…  If anyone reading this is … Continue reading Finally! A visa!!

Finally! Burma Bound…!

It’s actually harder than you might think to find the real Embassy of Burma (in Rome anyway)! Quite bizarrely there is a huge number of hits on the internet claiming to be the Embassy.  For anyone heading there from Rome this is the real website where the have contacts, address and visa details http://www.meroma-it.com/Home_page.htm The adventure is not to get the visa collected (one assumes … Continue reading Finally! Burma Bound…!

Clever little gizmos so I can leave my laptop behind (well.. short trips anyway!)

Still waiting for news! I know, I know… it’s only 10:30am Monday morning! So, how to keep myself busy apart from applying new found editing skills to my old photos…?! When I travel up country and away from the big cities I always end up lugging my laptop around.  Great but cumbersome and there’s always a important risk of theft or (more likely) damage.  I … Continue reading Clever little gizmos so I can leave my laptop behind (well.. short trips anyway!)