A very interesting look at local life in Yangon. My guide was very informative and made sure I saw everything including an extra visit to a Bhuddist ritual in a local monastery. Lunch was in a typical local Burmese cafe. This tour shows you the gritty backside of the city and not just the gleaming gold temples. The local markets are fascinating and watching the local people on this rather rickety old train was a real treat. Included was some walking through the side streets of the city.with the busy locals. A very unusual tour that should not be missed. It would be extremely difficult for a tourist to do this on his own as the trains are confusing at the station's and there is no language spoken other than Burmese.
The lei was beautiful and was presented right at the arrivals area. I did note, however, that with both mine and with others presented that there was not the traditional kiss by the lady presented the lei. Perhaps this is no longer done due to local health ordinances, but I would have thought that a slight peck on the cheek or at least a touching of cheeks would have been done, as one always saw in past years.
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