My wife and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia over a long period (~5 months). One of my goals of this trip is to try and engage with locals, to learn about their language, culture and just generally socialise in a comfortable environment. I know that this won't be the case in many situations; as English-speaking Westerners I know we stand out significantly and I'm not looking to downplay any differences. But where possible, I would like to understand what life is like from most locals' perspective, for instance being able to visit a home and share a meal with a family.
My question is, how would I go about organising something like a homestay or a meal with a local family in Myanmar? I'm doing as much research as possible, but given its history as a relatively closed-off nation until a few years ago, there isn't much advice on how best to organise something like a homestay or share a meal with a local family.
Any advice would be appreciated.
(FYI - I have travelled to India and Indonesia before, so I have some idea of the cultural differences that exist. But I'm certainly open to any feedback, tips, advice.)