May 11, 2019

Drinking water by the street in Yangon

As it gets hotter in our Burma, some kind folks place water by the street. You are welcome to help yourself with a drink. When I was a kid, I lived in Rajasthan. In the summer months, some local residents would fund building a small hut shaped water kiosk. They would hire a local women to dispense water via a small opening in the shed. They used a copper vessel with a long spout to dispense the water. You didn’t need a cup or glass to drink. All you have to do is bow down a bit, cup your hand in front of your mouth and then take a drink. Back then they used earthen pots to cool the water before transferring it into the coppor vessel. The water had a distinct earthy taste. Now they use plastic containers; the water feels boring.

Water by the street


Myanmar Yangon


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