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).
COMING SOON - CITY GUIDES