Myanmar is never too far from making news headlines. It is a country that has endured much turmoil in its history, especially during World War II. More recently there was the UN reports for human right violations under military rule, but in 2010, a civilian government was installed, and then shortly afterwards it was approachable in my humble opinion.
On the good side, it is a country of priceless treasures.
2014 came about.
After careful planning, I took the trip. This came to a grinding halt at immigration, where I was refused entry and put inside a "Holding Room" before taking the last flight out of town.
There were a few anxious moments, but I lived to tell the story.
It cost me $ 400 for a non-refundable hotel bill, but I returned in 2015 for a more successful trip.
Advice - do not argue with immigration officers in Myanmar.