Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
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... money' and then gradually lose interest and stay for a chat and a laugh. I think our favourite moments of all were the quiet ones, where we had a temple almost to ourselves, just the wind, the silence and the deep past saturating the stones. One of my favourite temples didn't look like a temple at all, - more like an abandoned cow shed round the back of a ramshackle monastery. You get the key from an old woman who hands you a torch and encourages you inside, where you enter ...
... Asia, bamboo huts, smiling children, all going so slowly.
By 11am we were in Bagan, the country's architectural masterpiece, with a some 4,000 temples, pagodas and stupas on the banks of the Irrawaddy.
It was in the 11th century that rulers here began 200 years of frenzied construction and created this exquisite spiritual landscape reflecting Buddhist, Hindu and animist history.
But our Hotel was much less impressive ...
... bikes from a different place the next time, and although Luke had to nurse his back on fumes (as he had been going too fast on it and worn out the battery) we both made it back safely without having to do much work :) One of the half day trips from Bagan is out to Mt Popa which is a temple on top of a hill top about an hours drive out of town. Thankfully it was a bit cloudy, but still a hot and sweaty climb to the top of the hill. There were lots of evil monkeys all ...
... and any allusion to the government and its ways of acting is a no-no.
Foodwise, we are loving it as well. The big influences here are chinese and thai. I obviously opt for the latter. However, Burmese food is really not bad at all. Their curries are much milder but still very tasty and they can cook other cuisines really well. I think we are eating a lot better here than the Philippines (well that was easy because other than rice and fast ...
... spent a while simply admiring the "usable art", but in the end I didn't buy any given that we still had 5 weeks of travel ahead of us (but I'd love to get some in the future).
Our day in Bagan concluded with a sunset river cruise. Unfortunately, if you go to Bagan, this is something you can probably skip. The river bank is quite high and blocks your view of anything not directly on it, the river itself is brown with ...