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Thanaka - Burmese traditional make-up

Thanaka: Unique Traditional Burmese Cosmetic

When you arrive in Myanmar, one of the first things you notice about the Burmese people is their painted face. It’s “Thanaka” (pronounced Te-naw-Ká), a yellowish paste made from ground tree bark of the Thanaka tree (Limonia acidissima). Burmese people (mostly women and children but also some men) use it for […]

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Toast using both hands. Try to hit below the top of the other person's glass as sign of respect

Chinese table manners – Do’s and Don’ts

While travelling through China it’s easy to make rookie mistakes at the table. In order to avoid little blunders, we asked locals here and there about table niceties. This is what we learned about Chinese eating etiquette: Don’t stick your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. It resembles incenses that […]

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