Apologies if this/similar has been posted before. I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out here.
We are a couple of lads travelling to Myanmar from Dublin in a few weeks. Prior to arriving in Myanmar, we will be spending a few days in Thailand. I just have a couple of questions relating to visas and money etc...
(1) There is no Myanmar embassy in Ireland. Any idea how we obtain a tourist visa (application forms, procedure, costs, etc....)?? Provisional reading is suggesting we have to post our passports to England.
(2) I have read on numerous posts that we need to bring cash into the country, in US$, and that it is best to exchange it at the airport in Rangoon as we get the best rate there. Is this the case, and what is the availability and reliability of ATMs in the country? I usually travel with very little cash and use ATMs or bank withdrawals where possible, as a safety measure.
(3) If we do have to bring a large sum of cash, Im concerned that carrying this on me in Thailand will be pretty risky, so any suitable alternative would be great.
(4) Regarding medication, how prevalent is malaria in the country? We are thinking of taking malarone throughout our two week visit. Is this the norm? Obviously we are doing the well trodden tourist trail.
I think thats all the questions I have for the moment. Thanks in advance for all your help.