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June 2019

Trying to Enter El Salvador as a Myanmar Citizen – Lydian Shipp
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Trying to Enter El Salvador as a Myanmar Citizen – Lydian Shipp

We arrived at the El Amatillo border crossing between Honduras and El Salvador after a 12-14 hour bus ride from Managua that had started at 2AM. Tired but hopeful as the bus pulled up to the immigration counter, we had a little bit more confidence after having successfully entered Honduras and Nicaragua in the day(s) before. Instead of getting off the bus like we'd done at the Nicaragua-Honduras border ...
Transit Without Visa in Barbados – Lydian Shipp
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Transit Without Visa in Barbados – Lydian Shipp

Barbados allows Myanmar citizens (and citizens of other countries) to transit without visa for 12 hours as long as they stay on the international side of the airport. In the Caribbean, Barbados is a major hub. We transited through Barbados on our way from Ecuador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and also from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Nicaragua.

The TWOV process in Barbados was ...
The Full Central America-4 Experience: On Being Turned Away at the Border –By Jennifer Shipp
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The Full Central America-4 Experience: On Being Turned Away at the Border –By Jennifer Shipp

My brother sent me an email that the border crossings in Central America could be difficult for us with the changing Trump dynamics with Mexico otherwise I wouldn’t have known about the “problems” there. Our lives are intimately following the so-called “immigration issues” in the U.S.We aren’t crusading for change. We aren’t trying to change the world. We just want to cross the border with Naing Naing, ...
How to Get a Guatemala Visa as a Myanmar Citizen – Lydian Shipp
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How to Get a Guatemala Visa as a Myanmar Citizen – Lydian Shipp

Getting a Guatemala visa for Naing Naing, a Myanmar citizen, was straightforward and simple. We applied for the visa at the Guatemala embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We were able to enter Honduras after flying into Nicaragua and receiving a visa-on-arrival from Nicaragua. Through the CA-4 agreement between Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Naing Naing was allowed to also enter Honduras via ...
Working Toward, “Yes”: Crossing the Most Important Borders
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Working Toward, “Yes”: Crossing the Most Important Borders

Every time I sit down to write about This Journey, I don’t know where to start. There are pragmatic bits that seem really important. Like how Naing Naing, a Burmese citizen with a very weak passport, has now visited 11 countries (by tomorrow around 8:00 PM he will have visited 14) while many American citizens (with one of the strongest passports in the world) never visit even one country outside of the ...
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