As for the aforementioned goals: Got some cash out and changed them to dollars [check]. Couldn’t get my flight changed to the next day [not check]. (Sorry Annah!!!!)
Interesting side story: I told a security guard I was looking for the flight to Burma, and he just looked at me funny. Then I said “Myanmar” and he was like “OHHHH. Upstairs to the left”. Has it really been that long?