We haven’t done it but from what we have heard getting a Thai tourism visa in Vientiane is a little stressful, involving, according to Travelfish, ‘tremendous’ queues even when turning up at 8am. Our visa run to Savannakhet couldn’t have been more different.
With the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the lifting of tourist boycott, Myanmar is the new travel darling of the region and, wanting to go, we decided to dispense with the services of an agency and get our Burmese visa ourselves.
It takes a lot of courage to decide that a job in another part of the world is what you want. If you’ve found work abroad opportunities and mastered the skills to do the job, the last thing you want is an unexpected road block to stand in the way of your dream.