Today was about one thing and one thing only – waking up early and heading to the embassy so that we could submit a few documents to back up our visa applications. Oh and a lot of waiting.
It’s a bit of a backwards system but we had to prove that we already had flights and accommodation arranged before the applications were even considered, which meant that there was a fair bit of money at stake. Then, even when we had everything together and handed in, we still has to wait six hours for a decision to be made.
Between 10:30 and 16:30 we done nothing but worry about whether or not the risk we’d taken was going to pay off, but in the end, after what seemed like forever, it did. Our visas were approved, and now I guess I can finally spill the beans – we’re heading to Myanmar!
Recognised as one of the world’s top travel destinations purely for the fact that it has only been open to tourists for a few years, Myanmar is relatively untouched. We had an evening of planning on the back of lots of research into where to go, what to do, where to stay and how to get around. It all seemed very sporadic, but wouldn’t have been possible any other way.
To say that we’re excited would be a complete understatement. I don’t think we know anybody who’s ever been to Myanmar before either, and for us that just makes it even more special! The early night that we had in mind didn’t quite work out, but our flight (did I mention that we fly tomorrow?) isn’t until the afternoon tomorrow, so we knew that we could afford a lay in.
This time last week we thought we’d be on our way to Thailand by now, yet here we are about to fly to Myanmar instead – talk about last minute decisions eh?
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