November Myanmar Trip Report
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 5:43 AM Last Post By: mercedes10
Nov 26, 2012 12:16 AM
15Just to sum. We used miles for international air, agoda for ALL out hotels, handled our visa using travisa in the States, brought our own meds, and handled several of our transfers and connections. So why spend the money to do what you can do yourself, and many of the areas are now gearing up for Visa cards, though not yet.
Nov 26, 2012 12:53 AM
162) no problems at all exchanging Euros at the airport and banks (at least in Bagan). Euros even need not be in perfect condition. I exchanged only euros for my 12 day trip, and used crisp dollars for hotels & flights.
Nov 27, 2012 5:43 AM
17I'm surprised you say there were no Euros. I was there in October and every bank offered Euro exchange!
As for saying no mosquitos or malaria, that's fairly irresponsible! There were loads of mosquitos when I was there! Sure, malaria is not prevalent in the obvious tourist destinations, but many travellers go off the beaten track. Either way, preventing mosquito bites is prudent given there is also dengue fever etc.
I'm also sceptical of getting by on $20 a day. Myanmar is way more expensive than the rest of South East Asia and we mostly spent more than that on accommodation alone, let alone everything else. Many entrance fees are between $5 - $10 and taxis were much more expensive than I'd expected too. I'm not saying it isn't possible (it may be) but I would advise people to budget for more than that!
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