Myanmar is closed. That’s what a piece of paper said outside the embassy today when I went to put in my visa application.
No announcement on their website, no national holiday, and no other reason given as to why they were closed.
Worse, I had to book a flight to Yangon before I went to the embassy to meet the ‘urgency’ requirement so the visa could be processed the same day. Now, I have to wait till Monday to see if the country will be open which messed up my perfect itinerary.
AirAsia, unlike American carriers, does not allow a cancellation within 24 hours without penalty. I have to write a strongly worded letter to see if I can receive a refund should I chose to change my flight.
The whole thing could’ve been avoided if Myanmar announced to me and a whole group of tourists who arrived there promptly at 9AM that they were closed for business today.
Another visa failure from yours truly. How many is that in the last 3 months?