Yangon waking up


We’ve started basic Burmese language training.

A morning stroll before breakfast is a perfect time to capture snippets of everyday life of this lovely city.

The Winner Inn is in the embassy area so quite green and leafy.

It is also good to practise our tiny language knowledge on unsuspecting locals.

So far we just do greetings like “mingalaba” (hello”).

In return we receive beaming (if not surprised) smiles and lots of “mingalabas” back.

Two locals off to work on a pedal-powered trishaw. Lunch is in the shopping bag

Don’t think we will tackle their written script though… here is “Sonia” in Burmese:

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4 thoughts on “Yangon waking up

  1. Mary Givney-Clark November 29, 2018 — 10:49 am

    That should read…after a few wines. On that note…can you drink alcohol in Yangon?

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    1. Yes they have their own Myanmar beer. Haven’t tried wine… cocktails also available.

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  2. Mary Givney-Clark November 29, 2018 — 10:48 am

    That’s how I pronounce Sonia have a few wines!

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  3. Your learning curve is going to go through the roof over the next 12 months!!

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