So I was out with my boss at a coffee hut in Myanmar.
He wanted to play cards with the team. As soon as he started shuffling,a staff came to our table and told us we couldn’t play that there. When we asked him why, he told us that it was taboo and they asked us to leave if we wanted to play.
This is how I discovered that in Myanmar, playing cards in public is considered as wrong.
I heard it was related to gambling in people’s mind.
My one year experience in Myanmar taught me a lot. What I will remember from it is that friendship has no boundaries: race, religion,culture,sexual orientation or political views.
Samantha, from Kenya to Myanmar
Photo credit Samantha W.