Here in Bangkok Again

Here in Bangkok Again

We arrived in Bangkok late last night after what seemed like even longer flights than usual, even though they were the same. We’re both unhappy that United still hasn’t retrofitted all of their 777s business class with the full lay down seats and that...

Burma – Currency Update

More info on the new currency exchanges in Burma: There is now a bank-run currency exchange at the airport in Yangon. Reports have varied a bit, but it appears that the exchange rate used is close to the old “black market” rate. In the city, the bank-run exchanges...

Malaria in Burma/Myanmar

Most of Myanmar is a malarial risk area. All areas other than the cities of Yangon and Mandalay and areas over 1000 meters in altitude are considered malarial risk. Burma has more deaths from malaria than any other Asian country. That’s a pretty shocking statistic for...