Drinking water by the street in Rangoon
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 copper vessel. The water had a distinct earthy taste. Now they use plastic containers; the water feels boring.