Wi-fi is the norm in big cities – most hotels and guesthouses and some restaurants and cafes will have it and it’s normally free. There are also internet cafes in the cities, although they are usually used for online gaming. Internet access can even be found in relatively remote locations.
However, with low bandwidth and power outages, it can often be a frustrating exercise to send and receive large files over the internet, particularly in rural areas.
The three international airports of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw are the main arrival points for most international visitors. Internal flights are also available with many domestic centers easily reached by air. Roads connecting the major centres are good, however as you leave these areas the quality varies.
The rail system, services a large area of the country with the main routes being between Yangon and Mandalay, Kalaw, Pyin Oo Lwin and Hispaw.
Weights & Measures
Petrol is sold by the gallon; distances are in miles, not kilometres; 1 Burmese viss or 100 tical equals 3.5lb; 1 gaig equals 36in.