WELCOME TO Myanmar
the LAND OF ADVENTURES
“We are now reaching the Goteik Viaduct, a railway bridge built 100 metres above the ground
during the time when Myanmar was a British colony.
It might seem that we are not going very fast, but that’s only because the train is packed full of people!
I think taking the train through the viaduct is now one of the most popular ways to travel
from the city of Mandalay to Hsipaw.
I can see why so many people opt for this scenic, albeit long ride.
The views are breath-taking, especially when the train finally reaches the bridge that connects the Goteik ravine.
I’m going to take some photos for sure!
So going to show these amazing pics to Nay Toe and his family when I visit them tomorrow.
Speaking of which, I should find out about the gifting culture here and learn some greeting phrases.
I’m sure Nay Toe will be pleasantly surprised when I turn up at his house greeting him in Burmese!
Yanant, could you please show me how to say ‘Hello’ in Burmese?”
“And now, read on to learn about what to pay attention to when preparing a gift for your Burmese friends!”
They say that the first impression matters most.
Quiz yourself now on how well you understand the
Burmese greeting culture!