Bago and Golden Rock
Trip Start Aug 07, 2008
190Trip End Aug 11, 2010
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I had for sightseeing only one day and since still a bit sleepy I did not fancy rent a bike, so I welcomed an offer from a moto driver to show me city around. There is a lot to see in Bago. Buddha and pagoda run seems never-ending, including four seated Buddhas monument, highest pagoda and biggest reclining Buddha in the country.
My moto driver was a well educated man doing this job due to lack of opportunities in his field (economics). I grabbed a beer with him in the evening while discussing political situation in Myanmar. Once tables around us got occupied, my new friend stopped the delicate topic afraid of being heard by government spies.
At the very beginning of my trip by talking to some people I got an impression of a boring town, but Bago was a nice surprise after all.
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