Also the day when I took a walk with my guide through the local minority villages in Kalaw was most memorable, where we stopped by a village watching the monks in their red robes play a local volleyball game next to rice paddies and where school children peered through the hedges when we walked by, smiles wide and their cheeks covered with the characteristic turmeric paste for protection against the sun.
We stopped by a village longhouse where numerous families live together and watched how they did local weaving and interacted with the young baby with a cheeky smile.
One aspect of Burma that I will remember the most is the people; they undoubtedly some of the most sincere, genuine and friendly I have met in Asia. The Burmese are very excited to welcome visitors; to learn from, to welcome and to present their country to, sharing their history, culture and natural beauty as well as their hopes for the future.
"With the sweet chai to drink, the smiling faces, warm sunshine and golden temples, Burma will enchant you and it will be a journey you will never forget."
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