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... off the ground, suggesting the impact of the rain when it really got going. Some of them were at insane angles, affected by the weather. I am surprised they actually held up when full of a family! We arrived in Kyaiktiyo and hopped on the back of a lorry to take us the 10km to Kingpun - where we would be staying. We tried to order a chicken curry for lunch, and bowls of cold, dodgy looking slop arrived. Not keen, we went back to fried noodles: at least we tried! ...
... had in a glass cabinet, a venerate monk who was believed to be too good for cremation and so was left to dry out. He now lies in his case with his cloak and gold painted head (anything religiously important is painted gold, even roadside Banyan trees).
We were shown the monks' quarters and saw the very young novices returning from their food collection walks amongst the people (every good Buddhist is required to give an offering every day, and even those who seem to have ...
... to repent for their sins. The snakes that are now there are direct descendents of the original six.
Next stop was to Cotoo's house to meet his family and have lunch. This was where things started getting a little weird. We sat on the floor and had a delicious meal, while he translated for us and told us about his family and home. He then showed us around and talked about how the house had been effected by Cyclone Nargis that hit in 2008. It was literally falling apart and ...
... a feeling of peace and isolation- there weren't that many other people there (in no small part down to the heat) and we only witnessed crowds for the sunset viewpoint at one of the tallest temples. This was very memorable as you get a true feeling for the scale of Bagan when viewed from above- it is quite a magical place as the photos suggest.
We ate at two excellent restaurants that day too, both with superb names- lunch was a vegetarian place called 'Be Kind to Animals ...
... two nice dogs and an amazing
mini football pitch which has flood lights so we play at night when it is not
so hot. Me, tess and bella put on a show in Bella’s room and I used the
microphone to announce the show and served drinks at half time.
Tess and I were first through immigration to the baggage
hall where we were welcomed to Myanmar by the national football team who were