POW! It’s our first day in Yangon, Myanmar, and we decide to dive right in to a rustic local food shop on the street around the corner from our hotel. I don’t know the name of this place, I don’t remember what street this is–2 blocks from The Strand Hotel, but what I do remember is how welcoming everyone was to us as we entered. We do not speak Burmese, but we can point. . .and as we were perusing which dishes to point to a young Burmese dude came up to us and asked us in English if we could use some help. . .of course I said, “yes.” This guy then told us which dish was pork, which one was chicken, which one was beef, etc. and so on. . .next he spoke to the service person for us as we made our lunch choices, and viola! the next thing we know we are gobbling some stewed pork, some stewed veggies, and a couple of soy-like boiled eggs. . .mmmm, aaaahh!. . .we send a big ‘cezu-din-ba-day’ (thank you) to our new Burmese friend.
So, our first moments on the streets of Yangon are good ones, and they only get better as we continue to take in this interesting town. I love diving into a new town. . .there is so much to see and do and learn about ourselves and others.
I send you welcoming vibes from Yangon, Myanmar. . .feel them. . .they are oh-so refreshing.
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It’s lovely out there.