Objectively speaking, Mandalay isn’t that great as far as cities go. It’s relatively new. It’s kind of ugly. It’s very dusty and dirty. But it’s one of my favorite cities in the world. Why? The people there are the nicest and most welcoming that I’ve met anywhere. We’d be walking down the street and literally every 30 seconds, someone would wave at us, smile, or say/yell “Hello!” I felt like a rock star.
I could write thousands and thousands of words about this city, but I won’t. The next time you see me, ask me about it, and I’ll be happy to tell you why I loved the place so much. Until then, enjoy these photos.
[Note: The first two photos are from Bangkok, but all the rest are from Mandalay.]