Yangon – golden city of delicious street food.
Here we are! We made it to Myanmar without any problems, our visa (we applied via myanmarvisa.org) was waiting for us at the airport, we managed to get enough new dollars and kyats. We even used the ATM which works for foreigners.
We managed to buy a nice camera lens in a very nice camera shop (there are plenty here, lenses have good prices, body is similar to the prices in Europe). Yangon is developing fast! But on the other hand, we’ve seen a lot of landline telephones on the streets (not a boot, just a telephone on the table and a lady charging fee) and typing on typewriters.
We were so surprised to see so much street food, it’s everywhere. So many fruit, vegetables, noodles, fish, seafood, slices of watermelon, fried cockroaches (eeeew), intestine fondue, samosa salads and so much more. We are in heaven (especially when people tell you the food is bad).
Yangon is the home of one of the biggest and blingiest pagodas on the world. Shwedagon pagoda is covered in gold and precious stones and jewelry that was donated by people. The sight is amazing, especially when the sun goes down and they turn on the lights, pagoda is shining in all its glory.
People here are friendly and gentle. There’s no need for bargaining as you can see the locals are paying the same price as you. They don’t speak much English so we bought a small Burmese pocket book. The pronunciation is crazy 🙂 But a little effort goes a long way and they’re so happy to see you try. There is a person on every 10 people that speaks a little bit so they will call him/her for help.
We’re heading to Mandalay tomorrow with a luxury bus. Bam!