Our Myanmar Children

Myanmar opened up to tourism about two years ago. The number of tourist visiting the country remains relatively low. With few visitors, we stood out everywhere we went. People stopped their activities to stare at us. Random locals walked up to shake our hands, I think they expected it to bring them good luck. The upside to this situation is the lack of westernization. McDonald’s and Starbucks do not stand on every corner. The downside include the fact that credit cards are not accepted anywhere. We made many trips to ATM machines.The heat can also be oppressive with 70% humidity. Also, the city does not contain any tourist markets so no sovereigns stands to pick up local trinkets.