Things I learned about Myanmar when I visited It
Petemagembe Myanmar, which was formerly known as Burma, is a country found in the southeastern part of Asia. It has more than 100 ethnic groups and countless attractions. The place is filled with so many busy people and is the best place to visit if you want to experience Asian hospitality, relax and explore a totally different country. What I learned by visiting Myanmar is it is a country like any other, therefore it has rules and qualities that make it unique.
Here are some of the things I learned:
1. People in Myanmar apply some white substance on their faces during the hot weather
At first, I thought it was dirt. Upon further investigation, I found out that it helps protect their skin from the scorching sun and it actually acts as a sunscreen. It is known as Thanaka, and is made from the barks of trees. I’m glad I actually tried it. Turns out it works. It has a cooling effect on the skin.
2. April is the hottest month of the year
Your skin can actually fry up if you aren’t protected and you could die of dehydration. The best way to survive at this time when tourists visit most is to drink plenty of water and always wear sunscreen during this month. Thanaka is an option if you’re out of some.
3. The food isn’t that great
It’s not an insult, but as compared to other countries, Myanmar serves some really plain food. The advantage is its cost can fit your budget. It is affordable, with a plate of food going for as little as $10.
4. You don’t need shoes here
Sandals and flip-flops are the main footwear. This is because the people try to avoid the hassle of unlacing their shoes before entering the many temples available to pray at various times of the day. Think twice about going around barefoot. The stones can really burn the soles of your feet, especially from midday to 4 in the afternoon.
5. The people are friendly
Your tour can be very enjoyable and fulfilling because the locals can smell a tourist. If you’re lost or need some information, they are more than willing to assist where they can. In addition to this, they really love children and get along really well with them. If you’re not a kind sort of person, you may want to change your personality if you want to survive in this beautiful country.
Take some time from your busy schedule and plan a visit to this wonderful nation. You will get plenty of exposure and hospitality at a very affordable price. What’s more, you will have a glorious experience of your own.