Oct 4-7, 2018
Chillin' at The Social House - Kitchen & Tap
Location: The Social House - Kitchen & Tap, No (18/A) Bo Yar Nyunt Street, Dagon Township 11421 Yangon, Myanmar
The Social House - Kitchen & Tap
Social House was both unplanned and an Easter Egg. I saw it while walking along the animated Bo Yar Nyunt Street. It was inviting from the outside and engaging on the inside. The interior art deco was innovative - wood stump ends for a wall? This is stuff that's just thrown away. But in an artist's rendition, it becomes a decorative acoustic wall. Patina-stained GI sheets? Again, put it as a wall backgrounder and you evoke an industrial ambience. The owners had good energy. We talked and I managed to have a working relationship with them - a little cash and consumables in exchange for web deliverables.
It's uncanny that this happened a day after I "talked" to my universe saying, "Dude, you gotta gimme a break!" Yes, it does cut me some slack from time to time. With my consumables, I was able to treat friends. People do me favors all the time and I'm just looking for ways to say "Thank you". With a little more cash, I could give myself a break from the daily $.32 street food I had been having.
Simple life, simple pleasures...it's a good life!
YOGA by Gigit | Learn English | Travel like a Nomad | Donation Bank
Reader Comments:Kyaw Soe Htet
(Oct 4, 2018) Had a great time with this gentleman who is surprisingly fluent in English and had a lot to share worthy to keep them in my heart. Hope to see you again.
(Oct 9, 2018) ...great sharing insight with you as well, Kyaw
(Oct 10, 2018) Have a nice day Gigit, we've had good times in Yangon. See you soon & let's have yoga pratice, lunch and Cafe Americano.
(Oct 10, 2018) ha-ha, let's go crazy and do a bucket-list check-off !!!!
The Meditator who Cried Foul!
(Oct 10, 2018) I wish for the best blessings for you dear Gigit on all your ways! Hope to see you again possibly soon. 🙂
(Oct 10, 2018) Thank you Tom, looking forward to that day 🙂
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Yangon (city), Myanmar
Yangon International Airport
- Beautyland Hotel II - central location, backpacker friendly, affordable, breakfast & laundry included
- The Social House - Kitchen & Tap - international food, cold beer, chill vibe, fun crowd
- 2 Ward, Mayangone Township - REDUCED !!!, 1950 ft2, 2 master bedrooms, full kitchen
How to Get to Downtown Yangon from the Yangon International Airport (RGN)
- take the shuttle bus from Airport to Downtown Yangon, it costs MMK 500. It passes through the main artery of Yangon.
Yangon Travel Tips
- useful site: Wiki Travel Yangon
USEFUL INFORMATION(as of Jan 2020)
Myanmar FYI / Travel Tips
- accommodation - not all destinations in Myanmar can accommodate foreign travelers. Walk-in hotel guests could be refused. Better make an online booking, or make sure the hotel you wish to stay, at is listed in the online booking sites (Agoda, Booking.com, etc.)
- local time - adjust time 30 mins behind from Thailand (if arriving from Thailand)
- Burmese people - Burmese people are new to what's happening to Myanmar - being opened-up to the rest of the world. They remain friendly, helpful and curious. Tourism being new, the culture is not yet corrupted by it.
General Travel Tips
- arrive early - in case there is a snag (visa snag, documentation snag, transport ticket snag, etc.), you will have ample time to troubleshoot the problem if you arrive early (to the airport, to the bus terminal, etc.)
- put detailed itinerary on the Calendar apps of your smart-phone according to timelines - this is where you do all your thinking and planning. Once written down, you don't have to think anymore while you are on the journey...you just follow the steps. This frees your mind for something else that might happen while you are already en route
- avoiding scams - as a general rule, I ignore the touts or anyone I don't know who call out to me. The calling comes in many forms - "Hi! Where are you from?", "Excuse me! Excuse me!", "Where are you going?". I don't look them in the eye and I remain non-verbal with them. If you reply to them, you just gave them an 'in' to hound you. In order not to look rude, I smile and wave the 'not interested' hand to them, without looking at them.
- power bank - hand-carry your power bank. Do not check it in. You can be called in when you are already inside the plane to go all the way to the loading dock so you can personally remove the power bank...and chances are, you'll have to surrender it to them. And you might delay the plane departure!
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