Thiri Marlar Hotel Bagan
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Woke up before my wakeup call (gee what a surprise), quick brekkie then onto the scooter to the Bagan ferry.
Tip: when riding a bike/scooter with a backpack on, stop taking pics and hold on, as the weight balance is a lot further back and you may come off when accelerating. Don't worry Mum I didn’t come off, lucky at the time my …
Bagan has to be experienced - we aren't sure we can describe it to you. As Lonely Planet puts it "gather all of Europe's medieval cathedrals onto Manhattan island and throw in a lot more for good measure". There are over 4400 temples here.
So that's where we started out towards on this Sunday morning.
The day started with an …
If you decide to go to Bagan, one of the more exciting options is to take a sunrise or sunset balloon ride! In Bagan, you've got only one choice -- "Balloons Over Bagan". The price is not cheap -- $300/person. At first, we weren't planning to do this because we weren't so sure about the company and its safety record, but our friends in Yangon know …
... then they were so happy....so many smiles and waves and "minglaba" (the standard greeting that i am now reeling off constantly instead of hello). It was also just nice to see the river traffic, people going about their day when its not based around tourism.
After a slow plod on a horse cart home and one hell of a shower, i headed out to a recommended indian restaurant. I had just ordered, and who walks into the place, but the guy from paris. So he joined me for ...
So with the majority of the sites in Yangon done we found another fantastic night bus and headed off to Bagan, the land of 3000 temples. So by this point in the trip we had been on a number of long (12hour+) bus trips. However, Burmese buses add a new and really annoying twist. For most of our previous trips, about 15minutes into the trip the driver would turn off the lights and everyone would do their best to grab some ...
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The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. Breakfast was served on the roof with great views of the temples. Highly recommended.
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