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It is a place that still offers many mysteries for those willing to sacrifice western modernity for a journey into the past.Mail takes several weeks to arrive in Myanmar from the United States.On the corner of Maha Bandoola and Kon Zay Tan streets, in the heart of the Indian Quarter in the city of Yangon, tea shop buzzboys lay out the tables and coloured plastic stools where local men and women sit as they catch up on current events or quietly read the newspaper.Yangon sleeps early and wakes up even earlier: at this time in the morning it’s easy to find a food joint that will serve you the traditional mohinga (noodle soup and fish) and lapeiyeh (black tea with condensed and evaporated milk) for about £1.The Myanmar people are easygoing when they bargain and negotiations usually end with both parties smiling happily. Early mornings are a time for monks and novices to go on alms while people line up to offer food to them.Evenings and mornings are times when people of any denomination go to their respective places of worship to pray.Even if you forget a bag, keys or phone somewhere public it’s likely they’ll get returned to you – a short while back, a backpacker left a bag in a taxi, which contained his passport, credit cards and money.
So, life in Yangon is a daily adventure that usually leads to the discovery of quirky, unique elements of a society that are welcoming and genuine; both humble in their demeanour and proud of their history and heritage.
Yet, beneath all of this, lies a deep sense of pride, nationalism and almost blind love for their leader, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The best place to get an idea of local idiosyncrasy and thought is by talking to locals in tea shops.
Individuals of all ages go to meditation centers during the holidays to become a ‘monk’ or ‘nun’ for limited time.
Plus, many of their Facebooks posts are related to their practice and ‘doing good deeds’.
Prior to departure for Myanmar you will be given a temporary mailing address to use during pre-service training. After you are sworn in as a Volunteer, your friends and family may send letters and packages to you at your site via regular international mail.