Wednesday, September 26, 2012

mandalay :: zegyo market

after some quality time in yangon
steven and i took another overnight bus
to mandalay.
we were quite nervous and had a hard time sleeping
but after a while we realized
overnight buses in myanmar are worlds better then those in thailand.
expect for the burmese music videos playing at full volume
the entire night...

the first thing we did when we got to mandalay
was check out the zegyo market.
this market is where locals and tourists
go for everything.
there are food stalls, jewelers, fabric shops, herbal remedies, and everything in between. 
we spent a good half day here

taking in the sights, smells, and flavors of mandalay...


there are just a couple bikes and scooters in this town...

walking around the streets of myanmar you'd think this country was terribly violent with blood splattered everywhere. you'd soon realize that this is spit from people who chew betel nut.