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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

OFFICIALLY THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR (AKA BURMA)

LANGUAGE - BURMESE

CURRENCY - KYAT (PRONOUNCED "CHE-YAT")

SAYING HELLO - "MING-GA-LA-BAHR"

THANK YOU - "CHAY-TZOO-TIN-BAH-TEH"

The waiter who taught me this one was much more impressed with my pronunciation when my "ch" made more of a "j" sound.

DON'T MISS - THE TEMPLES OF BAGAN... (DUH)

MUST EAT - BURMESE CURRY (!!!)

WHAT'S THE YELLOW STUFF ON EVERYONE'S FACE? - THANAKHA

Made from ground bark, this yellow-ish white, natural cosmetic paste is used widely in Myanmar (by women, men, and children).

 Shot by Jeff Sainlar -  check out more of his work at Jeffsainlar.com or on Instagram @JeffSainlar

Shot by Jeff Sainlar - check out more of his work at Jeffsainlar.com or on Instagram @JeffSainlar

 

COMING SOON - CITY GUIDES

 
 

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