Sorry I went awol for so long. I got /really/ depressed when I got back to Burma. I was a local hire, which meant I made less than a subsistence wage (for a foreigner– even if people won’t admit it there, Burma IS a country that has a dual pricing system) and my boss was downright abusive towards me (he was not Burmese, though– he was also a foreigner). I was just so depressed and stressed out that I didn’t care about anything, including this blog. Maybe, actually, especially this blog, since the foods I was intending to post about were all Burmese food and I was just at such a low point in Burma that blogging about Burmese food depressed the hell out of me.
I’m actually not in Burma anymore. And I’m feeling moderately better. Thanks. But I DO have a few Burmese food photos to share, so I may as well go ahead and share those. Lemme start with this one.
This is a typical street vendor in the downtown area. Erm, at least, it was a typical street vendor in the downtown area three years ago. Burma changes so fast and I actually left three months ago that I have no idea whether these guys are still around or whether they’ve been supplanted by new shiny buildings. (Anything is possible– I went six months once without going downtown in Yangon, and when I finally did venture down that way, I hardly recognised it, everything was so different).
Anyway, I took this photo, and then I ate one of this man’s curries. And then I got amoebic dysentery. I’m not SAYING that that’s where I got it, but that was the sequence of events…