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...

More on buying flip flops for travel

There is a previous post here by Cheryl on buying some new flip flops for travel. Both of us ordered a couple of pairs that looked good on the web, but… even though I ordered a brand I’ve had good luck with, I found that they make two widths of footbed, one that fits...

Follow up on the Foreign Wire Transfer

After all my figuring of the costs of a foreign wire transfer, it turned out that my bank did not charge me for the transfer. My only cost was a small foreign exchange premium. So check with your bank. If you have multiple accounts, they can be linked to give you more...