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Greetings from Thailand! (And answer to Tiana’s question about ATM cards in Myanmar)

Hi students,

Greetings from Thailand!

To answer Tiana’s question about ATM/Debit card use in Myanmar:

In our experience, most ATM & Debit cards can be used in Myanmar as long as there is a Visa or Mastercard logo on it.  Myanmar is not an OPEC country, so Tiana the person you talked to from Wells Fargo is probably misinformed.  Please make sure to contact Wells Fargo corporate office and let them know you will be traveling in Myanmar.  The person that you talked to locally is probably confused about which country you are visiting.

Also, please watch this short video by AJ+ about the current situation in Rakhine State and the Rohingya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUeK05dFFVM.  AJ+ has some other good short videos about Myanmar.

We are currently in Chiangmai, Thailand doing training and planning for the course.  You should have all received a phone call from an instructor except for Sarah and Molly, who we are trying to get in touch with.  Sarah and Molly, please get in touch with us so we can organize a phone call!

See you in a week!

Nikki, Siang and Parker