(CNN) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will stand trial Monday for an incident in which an American allegedly swam across a lake and stayed for two days in her closely guarded residence, where she is under house arrest.
I am an avid traveler and have carried my gear with me around the world to 5 continents, but this is first time I am not sure of what to expect in the host country.
), also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in the region of Southeast Asia.
Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east, and China to its north and northeast.
The capital city is Naypyidaw although its largest city of Rangoon is better known.
Interestingly some countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and Australia still refuse to accept the name change introduced by military dictators in 1989.