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- Walking down the street everyone smiles or laughs at you. I usually respond with a smile and/or wave.
- Trying to order or buy something in English requires all the staff to come and try to help. I’m glad I’m learning Burmese.
- Carrying stacks of cash isn’t that strange because everyone has to; it’s a cash economy.
- You can see some crazy things. I saw a little boy peeing over the ledge of the sidewalk while his dad held his penis.
- Drivers seem like they’re trying to make a jigsaw puzzle. No one follows the lanes or driving laws.
- Crossing the road feels like a game of frogger. No one respects cross walks, and there are few traffic lights.
- A lot of the ex-pat community consists of middle aged, white males.
- The city has all kinds of smells, not much different from New York City.