If you're new to the blog, I lived and worked in Naypyitaw from July to October of 2015, but my stay was cut short due to a more-invasive-than-expected back surgery in October. Although I was initially reluctant about moving to the infamously sparse and reportedly boring created capital, I found "NPT" to be a whole lot cleaner (streets and air) than Yangon. The food was better. Living in a hotel had tremendous perks (someone cleaning your room every day, daily laundry service, fresh towels, hot water, fast and free internet). Best of all, I could be mobile and ride my motorcycle around.
As I said, the details are yet to be settled, but it looks like I'll be moving up there at the end of February. It could also be a long term assignment as the contracts we're working on are multi-year deals.
I've still got a lot of things to figure out about transitioning. First and foremost is what to do with my place here in Yangon. My lease is coming up in mid-March, and I don't really want to pay for a place where I'm not living. On the other hand, I've accumulated a lot of stuff after living here for two years, and disposing of it isn't something I'm looking forward to either. I'd like to visit Yangon on occasion as well, and I'd like a place to stay while here... Decisions, decisions.