Oktoberfest – a taste of Bavaria in Myanmar
24 October 2018 | 8:19 am
The Oktoberfest in Munich may be over, but across the globe hundreds of mini-Oktoberfests are catering to those who want to enjoy a little taste of German culture and traditions. Even Yangoon in Myanmar celebrates it’s own two-day Oktoberfest.
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