Words and photos by Edna Kornberg
The best way to know a country is through its people. Visiting the daily markets that each town has opens worlds. Myanmar was no exception.
Everything is sold from all types of foods (some of which Westerners would find extremely exotic, like fried ants!) to the basic vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. Colorful spices abound as well as a multitude of grains.
You could furnish a gourmet kitchen from all types and sizes of pots and pans, utensils, silverware, and drinkware.
The people (sellers as well as buyers) interact with each other as well as with the tourists which makes this a first class social event as well. It is a way of life that has been going on for decades even centuries.
The color and spirit and the din of everyone talking at the same time is infectious. The friendliness, warmth and humility of these people is contagious and so inviting.
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