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Backup plan for Burma - Where?

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All packed up for our trip to Copenhagen this week (can't wait!)...which got me think tonight about our December trip to Burma. We've got everything all set for that trip and are just counting down the days at this point. We're thrilled for the trip but still have a bit of trepidation and uncertainty around our visas.

Some of you may have followed a thread I posted on here months back about our concerns for our visa approval process. In a nutshell: DH works in the entertainment biz and we definitely have some concerns about his ability to get approved for a visa since people who work in TV (even if the news or reporting in any way) are definitely at a disadvantage when it comes to visa approvals in Burma.

It's really just going to be a crap shoot at this point. I believe we can apply in early October (for our arrival in late December.)

And now to the point of my post: it seems to be that it'd be wise to have some sort of Plan B...even if it's none too detailed. Just something to fall back on just in case. I may be paranoid, but I'd rather be that and not be shocked with no plan and no time to enact it.

We'll be flying into Singapore and would have about 10 days before we head back to Thailand for a beach stay and then the trip back home.

I've thought long and hard about where to go in the unlikely event we don't have visa approval and I keep coming back to Sri Lanka. It was on our short list this year and, even though, from what I gather, December isn't the "best" time to go (rainy season, etc.) it seems like we could have an amazing time there even so.

For those that have been (Kathie, et al.) I wonder what your thoughts are on a basic and yet fulfilling 10 day trip to SL in December. I don't plan to plan too much on this one, but having a basic backup itinerary and hotel ideas would seem to be a wise idea.

Thanks in advance, fellow Fodorites!

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