By days end, I was painted in the most wonderfully vivid colors (magenta, cyan, pantone, vermillion) looking like an Alexander McQueen rainbow creation.
Zooming around the world to places like India, Myanmar, and southern Africa just got easier for citizens of 40 plus countries including Australia, Canada and the USA:
For India, you no longer have to go to an India consulate to apply for a visa. As of November 27, 2014, you may now apply for and get a tourist visa-on-arrival (TVoA) online, entitling you to enter India anytime within 30 days of the approval. The electronic travel authorization, which will be in the form of an email received from the Indian authorities, will entitle you to a 30-day stay in India. On arrival, simply present the authorization to the immigration authorities who will then stamp the entry into the country.
For Myanmar, a country with few consulates around the world, a simple online registration, which takes between 7-10 days to approve, is definitely the easiest way to apply for a tourist visa. It costs $50, and like the India visa, you will receive an emailed pre-approval letter confirmation that can be presented on arrival and the visa stamp placed on your passport.
For Southern Africa, it gets even easier to see this culturally rich region. As of November 28, 2014, you can now receive a UNIVISA upon arrival in Zambia or Zimbabwe. The UNIVISA costs $50 and will be valid for 30 days, as long as you remain within Zambia and Zimbabwe for hotel overnight purposes. It also covers Botswana and Namibia day trips without the added cost of a visa fee to those countries. At a later stage other popular tourist destinations such as Mozambique, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar are expected to be added to the list of UNIVISA participants.