especially because on my way to the embassy i got a bit lost and ended up walking much further then i planned. i put on my headphones and rocked the extra two miles because i needed the exercise anyway.
what, lost? here's a sample of the road signage. Bangkok is spread out, doesn't have an efficient public transport system and the roads are so congested the taxis move along at a snails pace. reminds me of NYC at rush hour but it's like that all the time.
finally i found a sign that signaled the end of the trail.... and it was in english
in the third queue when i paid the money and turned in the application/passport this is the receipt i was given. there isn't anything on here that contains my passport number or name! i got the right passport back and i had a stamp in it so i left happy. the detailed information on http://twotravelaholics.com/2013/04/07/how-to-get-a-Myanmar visa-in-bangkok/ about getting a visa from the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok was spot on!
there is a new option that was added September 1 2014 and had i known about it i would have used it. for a tourist visa [not business which is available upon arrival] they now accept applications online and process in about 10 days. the cost is $50 US which is only a few dollars more than same day service in Bangkok which is now 1260 Baht [$39] two day service is 800 Baht and next day is still 1000 Baht.
after two days in Bangkok I'm ready to head down to one of the islands and sit on the beach for a few days. i picked Koh Samet which is just a few hours southeast of Bangkok. i've never been so that will be a new adventure.