There are three international airports in Myanmar: the newest of them is located in the new capital of Naypyidaw. Mandalay Airport is the second on the list, while Yangon's International Airport is the oldest and the one with the most international connections.
While efforts are underway to improve and further develop Myanmar's road network, most visitors would agree road condition and quality are poor. There are 9 major highways crisscrossing the country and some 12% of roads are paved.
Traveling by train is a very scenic way to explore Myanmar. However delays and technical issues are common, and the cars are not as clean or comfortable. Buses are generally a quicker option.
The official currency is the Burmese Kyat (MMK). US Dollars are the most widely accepted foreign currency for exchange. At the time of publishing the exchange rate is US$ 1 = 1390 MMK.
Credit and debit cards are accepted by major hotels in the main cities of Myanmar, but may be subject to transaction fees and unfavourable exchange rates.
You can also get cash with your debit or credit card from ATMs at the main tourists cities.
The official language of Myanmar is Burmese, although English, once an official language in this former British colony, is again taking a more prominent position in the nation's linguistic landscape.
The advent of tourism has contributed to the development of a tipping culture. Most workers in the tourism sector today receive tips from travelers ranging from 10% of the bill at restaurants to $7 - 10$ a day for guides.
Tap water in Myanmar is not fit for consumption.
There are currently three mobile phone operators in Myanmar and SIM cards prices range from around $2 without any credit to 15$ with call and data plans. Free WIFI is available at hotels, restaurants and cafes, among other public spaces.