Bagan Umbra Hotel
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There are two clearly different types of rooms. One is very, very basic and for US$20 a night you can upgrade to a much better room overlooking the pool.
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So even though our room for the night was pretty grotty we slept well and they gave a good breakfast.We rented bikes for the day from a shop next door. And cycled to fancier hotel we had been recommended to find out there availability and great to find the rooms are $30 cheaper than booking them online. We then went to get our bags, which was fun …
... saved the best until last as this temple you could go up to the second story and watch the sunset which was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. We met up with a Canadian girl and Swedish guy who we had got the night bus with and it was nice to catch up. We also ended up getting the next bus with them too. As we were cycling back the views were breathtaking, the sky was colours I've never seen and add in the temples, the pictures ...
... family dresses as a young Indian prince, and in previous times would have had his head shaved and changed into the claret robe of a novice monk. Meanwhile in a huge adjacent hall, the sponsor's remaining family, friends and generally anybody who know them or even knows of them, has a jolly good slap up meal to celebrate, before leaving with memento gifts. This process happens 365 days a year, and there are waiting list of sponsors. It is a charming intimate ceremony and ...
... the Burmese as a kind of hostage. In keeping
with his station in life, he paid for a shrine. But to reflect his own
incarceration he ordered the various Buddhas in the temple, reclining and
otherwise, to be built oversized, crammed into their chambers as if fighting to
get out. The result is a shrine used to this day by people praying for the
liberty of political prisoners, something the General-run dictatorship of
Myanmar generates a lot of.
Today we climed Mount Popa. We knew there was 777 steps to the top of the mountain but were ready for the challenge. We hired a driver and off we went at 8.30 in the morning to avoid the heat at midday. We pulled up to the entrance of the steps and couldn't believe how high it went. We took it slowly and surely stopping to admire the view along the way. We took a few breaks avoiding the monkeys ...