Yangon is filled with hundreds of pagodas and other religious monuments, and you could spend days exploring them. But this was the first leg of our trip and we didn’t want to get temple-fatigue, so we only visited a few. The following are some of our favorite religious shrines found around the city:
Every time we travel out of the country, we get the same warning from our doctor: do not partake in street food. Each and every single time, we chose to ignore that advice because to me, eating street food is half the fun of travel. It’s where you get to try the most authentic local cuisine that also just happens to be super affordable. That’s exactly what we did in Yangon. Our motto was: forget the pizza and hamburgers (not that there are a lot McDonalds there), jump in and try something that you won’t be able to get at home. Continue reading
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to visit to the local markets. The cacophony of sights, sounds, and smells adds to the ambience of the city. Watching people as they go through their daily tasks is a wonderful way immerse yourself in the local life of a new city. Continue reading
On our second day we headed to downtown Yangon where you will see countless old colonial buildings in the historical wards. As a result of the country’s isolation for many years, some parts of Myanmar have remained much like they were a century ago. While the buildings look like they have stood still in time, the streets below are bustling with modern day activity. The store fronts are open for business while cars and people jostle to pass through the narrow roads.