We met the most welcoming people in a Pa-O village while traveling in Shan State, Myanmar.
Our guide, who lives in a village nearby, took us on a stroll through the village, and introduced us to several people along the way. They were all very sweet and very curious about us Westerners.
We talked (through our guide of course) to two ladies processing two tons of dried garlic, which was to be sent to the markets nearby.
Their children were transfixed and a little frightened by us. One even burst into tears when I moved a little too close.
The 80-year-old matriarch of the family was fascinated by Kai and her blond hair and fair skin. She had had no real contact with Westerners, and never seen a blond person before. She couldn't stop touching her skin and hair, in the sweetest possible way. It made her so happy.
The experience was another happy one we will never forget in Myanmar.