What to Wear in Myanmar 2015Clothing in Myanmar 2015
..so I continued to wear Thanaka."
Things to know before your trip to Myanmar
You' ll probably experience this at the beginning of your journey when you get to the airfield and try to reach some Kyat (pronounced'chat'), the indigenous language. Actually, I recall that my grandmother gave it to me just before my journey to help me with my trips - thank you nan!
However, this also means that the memo was published in 1986, as she had kept it in the drawing from her last great journey. A number of places throughout the countryside have only recently begun to change the euro and some other currency, but it is still scarce. Cash machines are still being used throughout the entire countryside and are now standard in touristic centres, but it is always useful to have enough immaculate US dollar to convert.
While it is natural that the currency upheaval of the past somehow justifies why individuals are looking for alternate currency like the US Dollars to save their riches, I am still amazed at their call for sophistication. In addition to the high comfort, the Myanmar residents like the Longyi because it allows the outdoors to circulate, especially on warm summers, as a native of Inle Lake told me.
You wonder what the Myanmar costume regulations are? Find out everything you need to know about appropriate clothes in Myanmar and what to consider when travelling to Myanmar! You can see almost everyone in rural areas, but with increasing amounts of aging and westerly influence in the land, there are also more wearers of trousers and overalls.
The biggest part of my trip through Myanmar was done in buses - cute, small, noisy, overcrowded. If you buy a coach in one of the Tourshops, they will show you what the coach looks like in the photos, and I've found that they wouldn't put you on the more bad.
Myanmar's best businesses are JJ Express, Elite, Lumbini and M Express, as they all offer great comfort, ceilings and running hot and cold waters, while there are also custom screen based V.I.P. option. It seemed to be walking at 15°C, jumpers and ceiling were needed to travel Myanmar!
The possibilities to take the same way I did from Mawlamyine to Hpa-An are also many, that was a cool 4 hour under a small shaded canopy in a small walnut shell with a handfull of humans (recommended!). You can also take larger vessels from Bagan to Mandalay, but this is a full days tour, while the coach only lasts 4 hrs - but on a very stony, sand track that doesn't really let you asleep.
Indeed, most streets in Myanmar are like some really winding through the hills. You can also take larger vessels from Bagan to Mandalay, but this is a full days tour, while the coach only lasts 4 hrs - but on a very stony, sand track that doesn't really let you asleep.
Indeed, most streets in Myanmar are like some really winding through the hills. Flights are more costly at around $100 for a one-way trip, as only German companies operating within the UK and low-cost carrier such as AirAsia take you to Yangon, Mandalay or Nay Pyi Taw, the new capitol of Myanmar since 2005.
However, it is certainly the case that Myanmar is much more pricey than any other Southeast Asian state. The Inle Lake, for example, one of Myanmar's best touristic resorts, has only guesthouses and hotel rooms, no dormitories. These skyrocketing fares are due to an increase in the number of travelers to the same number of properties and the country's new open-mindedness, which attracts large multinationals and expatriates from all over the globe who want to get a piece of the cake.
I am still looking for great accommodation in Yangon. My top choice is the Pickled Tea Hostel, which opened in early 2015 and is in Sanchash. The city has many lovely restaurants, both in the west and locally, and it is only a 15-20 minutes stroll to some of the major attractions: Shwedagon Pagoda and People's Park or a brief cab trip, even if there may be heavy bus and tram travel times and it may be even hectic.
Talking of eating.... Myanmar offers some great regional specialities like mohinga (rice pasta in seafood soup), shan pasta, stewed rolls stuffed with scarlet coffee rolls or pig meat, samossa lettuce, Vermicelli-pasta. Usually, where there are many folks, one can expected a high sales of foods and above all expects to find new material. I' ve seen some folks who have had trouble with the hygienic conditions and it seems to be customary to get ill at least once on a journey to Myanmar - just take it and move on!
I can also really suggest you join Yangon to try some of Burma's genuine eating on the streets. Whilst in neighboring nations like Thailand you can do 8kg of soiled laundry for about 20-40 TB ($US0.60 - 1.15) or even have all your laundry done, dry ed and pressed for about 180 TB, you are almost always conscious that in Myanmar the laundry is done by handwash.
I have never seen a self-service washer, except for those who use large bathtubs or washbasins in their houses. The laundry is piecewise and therefore costly. There is a general lack of electric current and also electrical equipment with only 25% of the inhabitants hooked up to electrical wiring and failures are widespread throughout the entire land, making it a difficult area for a washer to clean this filth correctly.
And, according to a regional leader, even nearer to 97% in 2015. Bookshelves on every nook and cranny of the Yangon street seem desperate to demonstrate this state. While in Myanmar I met many natives who are very good in their native language, and I am sure that there are some other foreigners as well.
You seem to be very keen to study, so it's not surprising that you'll find hospitable natives at places like Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon or Mandalay Hill. They' ll come to you smiling and talk about your land, Myanmar, and they' ll turn out to be humorous.
Whilst the state is gradually opening up to multinational corporations, it is mainly the Asiatic grocery franchisees from Japan, Singapore and South Korea that are flocking to the state. US corporations are more prudent because of continued policy unrest and restrictive measures against the US economy, which make it difficult for US corporations to make investments in the state.
One of the smallest per capita GDP in Southeast Asia and around 20% of the country's poorest populations, it is clear that the global restaurant chains remain small because of the lack of affordability to buy individual food that costs between 3,000 and 4,000 kyats (US$2.70 - 3.50), which is the standard day meal plan for a 5-person group.
In addition, there is the instable infra-structure to keep food products chilled or freezed, as well as the still to be developped highway system for the smooth transportation of goods throughout the state. Don't be afraid, it's good not to see the "same" as in other Asiatic lands, and although the land is largely unaffected by West European branded products, you can still find a cool Coca-Cola (which is being filled in the land for the first in over 60 years!) and this Colgate tooth paste!
That kiss noise, which is more like a cat's call, is the way Myanmar whistles for another being. You' ll find the overcrowded Chinatown in Yangon with its delicious food and music. You are recommended to go down 19. road and sit at one of the stands to enjoy a glass of Myanmar locally brewed beers and some cheap kebabs of meats and vegetables.
I' m sure the guys who smile at you with those scarlet coloured fangs aren't some vamp! Most Myanmar residents enjoy eating walnuts as a way to kill it. Who chews these so-called "packages" for years, usually has reddish coloured tooths. They provided small napkins on all the buses I've driven and I initially thought they should be for the ones who get ill (because of tough rides), but in fact they did serve to be the spit pockets for local residents who couldn't remain away from chewy cobnut.
As you walk the Myanmar street, you will meet many individuals carrying a yellowish-white, dry pasty on their faces, sometimes covering their limbs and bodies. Thanaka is a pasty used mainly by women in Burma, who use it like a cosmetic. Produced from crushed rind, Thanaka has been used in Myanmar for over 2000 years.
Most of the employees who work in the offices wear it less than the rural people, as it is less and less regarded as a contemporary and occidental cosmetic. What are the temperature in Myanmar? The journey from sweat-inducing Yangon to Inle Lake and then to Bagan was a small shocker for me.
The temperature varies throughout Myanmar, especially as the north part includes the Himalayan outcrops. It is a good period to spend the colder, drier seasons between November and March, as the Yangon and south parts have a tropic weather averaging 27C. But touristic hot spots such as Inle Lake, Bagan and Mandalay can drop to at least 8 to 10° Celsius at nights, while it stays 25° Celsius during the day.
What is very strange is that according to Myanmar's tradition of space travel, the whole working week is 8 instead of the internationally recognized 7th. The Myanmar Buddhists, according to ancient convictions, attach great importance to recognising the date of their birth and the beast associated with that one.
There' s never been a better moment than now to explore, promote and promote the wonderful land of Myanmar, learning from the locals and just discovering a land so different from anything you've ever seen! Were you in Myanmar or are you thinking of leaving?