Back in Bangkok
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Somehow, even though we have spent another four nights in
Monday we thought we would try our options at a recommended local travel agent and eventually found out that we cant get an airfare from Bangkok to Yangon and then on to Delhi. I even tried checking out Biman Air (
The agent did have some info on airfare to
On Tuesday we walked to the Myanmar Embassy with a brief stop at the ubiquitous but icy cold 7-11 to cool off and it was total pandemonium (not a MCF, but a BCF....that's Burmese Cluster F**k, then again it could be a Myanmarian Cluster too!). There were way too many people, no instructions and unhelpful and officious civil servants. Eventually we figured out that there are multiple forms to fill out that each require a photo. Then you stand in front of a weazley little man who ignores you for a while before telling you that there are no more tokens for today so come back tomorrow. Great! It's now 11:00am and they are on token 4 and they hand out fifty a day. Frustrated, we head to the Internet for more
That afternoon we took the BTS skytrain and the MRT subway to IT city which is this insanely large mega-mall with tons of cheap computer hardware and software. This was terribly exciting for Cindy but I did manage to get a couple things and had a Sushi lunch to boot. Of course late lunch meant that we ended up blowing off dinner yet again, instead having appetizers and cocktails at the executive lounge in the Hilton. To avoid dealing with the Burmese bureaucrats and sitting at the embassy all day Wednesday, we decided to pay extra to expedite the processing of our visa, ultimately a much easier path.
Having figured out the