Connections here are staggeringly slow, but costs are also ridiculously low. This is an "upscale" internet cafe in downtown Yangon (with aircon and everything!) and I'm paying K1000/hour, or about $0.80US/per hour. I'm also getting speeds that make a dial-up modem look like a speed demon. So - no pictures. My mail is hard to get to and extremely slow, so, with apologies, those owed messages may have to wait until I leave Myanmar.
Our western lives are so entangled with our computers that this condition of almost being disconnected from the internet probably sounds horrible to many of you. I'm going to find it difficult, but it's probably not a bad thing. I'll post when I can ... I may follow this up with another short message - when I see that this one has successfully posted.