Myanmar, one of the most beautiful and captivating places on earth, still remains shrouded in mystery to most of the world. Extreme government control and political unrest has led many travelers to boycott tourism within Myanmar.
Under usual circumstances problems with currency and exchange wouldn't be a travel safety issue, but Myanmar's not a "usual" destination. Run out of cash in Myanmar and you're in serious trouble.
The political climate in Myanmar has long been under a cloud of oppression with the government holding full and total power over just about everything within the country.